Capel St Andrew

Capel St Andrew is a village and a civil parish in the East Suffolk district, in the county of Suffolk, England. It is near the larger settlement of Orford.

Capel St Andrew
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Metalwork sculpture on a barn wall at Capel St Andrew
Capel St Andrew is located in Suffolk
Capel St Andrew
Capel St Andrew
Location within Suffolk
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWoodbridge
Postcode districtIP12
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
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52°04′48″N 1°27′18″E / 52.080°N 1.455°E / 52.080; 1.455Coordinates: 52°04′48″N 1°27′18″E / 52.080°N 1.455°E / 52.080; 1.455

Capel St Andrew is close to the River Butley, which is a tributary to the River Ore. A small ferry service runs from close to Capel St Andrew across the River Butley and gives cyclists and walkers easy access to Orford. To the east of the village lie the RSPB reserve at Boyton Marshes.

Capel St Andrew was referred to as Capeles in the Domesday Book,[1] which is derived from the Latin for "chapel". Despite being named after a church, the village does not have a church any more. The church was demolished between 1529 and 1553.[2][3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "The Domesday Book Online - Suffolk C-E". www.domesdaybook.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Suffolk Churches". www.suffolkchurches.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)