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Whepstead, Suffolk

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Whepstead, Suffolk

Whepstead is a village in Suffolk, United Kingdom, located south of Bury St Edmunds. Once the property of Bury Abbey it became a possession of the Drury family at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. Whepstead Church is dedicated to St Petronilla the only such dedication in England. Hamlets in the parish of Whepstead include Melon Green, Mickley Green and Stone Cross Green.
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL8358
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
 

Other names by which Whepstead, Suffolk has been known in the past

Huepstede

Whepstead, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whepstead, par. and vil., Suffolk - par., 2670 ac., pop. 625; vil., 4 miles SW. of Bury St Edmunds; P.O.; has an endowed school.

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