Edwardstone

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Edwardstone is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England. The parish contains the hamlets of Mill Green, Priory Green, Round Maple and Sherbourne Street, and Edwardstone Woods, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The parish touches Boxford, Great Waldingfield, Groton, Little Waldingfield, Milden and Newton.[2]

Edwardstone
St Mary's Church, Edwardstone, Suffolk - from the south.jpg
St. Mary's Church
Edwardstone is located in Suffolk
Edwardstone
Edwardstone
Location within Suffolk
Area7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population352 (2011)[1]
• Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Edwardstone
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countySuffolk
Post townSudbury
Postcode districtCO10
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°02′38″N 0°49′59″E / 52.044°N 0.833°E / 52.044; 0.833Coordinates: 52°02′38″N 0°49′59″E / 52.044°N 0.833°E / 52.044; 0.833

HistoryEdit

The name "Edwardstone" means 'Eadweard's farm/settlement'.[3] Edwardstone was listed in the Domesday Book as Eduardestuna.[4] Edwardstone Priory was a priory in Priory Green and was founded by Peter, Bishop of Winchester during the reign of King John,[5] the priory was a cell to Abingdon monastery, before the monks resident were moved to Colne Priory.[6] The priory may be the origin of the place name "Priory Green".[7]

The village was the birthplace of John Winthrop, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.[8]

Historical writingsEdit

In 1870–72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described the village as:[9]

EDWARDSTONE, a parish in Cosford district, Suffolk; on an affluent of the river Stour, 4½ miles E of Sudbury r. station, and 5½ W of Hadleigh. Post town, Waldingfield, under Sudbury. Acres, 1,872. Real property, £3, 851. Pop., 462. Houses, 103. The manor belongs to the Bishop of Ely. A cell to Abingdon abbey was founded here, in 1114, by the Munchenses; and given, in 1160, to Colne priory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £203.* Patron, Hon. H. Corry. The church has an ancient brass; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £45.

In 1887, John Bartholomew also wrote an entry on Edwardstone in the Gazetteer of the British Isles with a much shorter description:[10]

Edwardstone, par., W. Suffolk, 4½ miles E. of Sudbury sta., 1872 ac., pop. 438; contains E. Hall.

Listed buildingsEdit

There are 31 listed buildings in Edwardstone,[11] some include:

  • Edwardstone's parish church, St Mary's, is a Grade I listed building.[12]
  • Mill Green has 9 Grade II listed buildings, all timber-framed and plastered houses, Crossways,[13] Earls Cottages,[14] General Stores,[15] Mill Green Cottage,[16] Mill Green End,[17] Moat Farm Cottage,[18] Sans Souci,[19] The Thatched Cottage[20] and Tudor Cottage.[21]
  • Priory Green contains 5 Grade II listed buildings, the Barn to the North of Lynn's Hall,[22] Lynn's Hall,[23] Priory Cottage,[24] Priory Farmhouse[25] and Priory Green Cottage.[26]
  • There are 4 Grade II listed buildings in Round Maple, all timber-framed and plastered: Flushing Farm, an 18th or early 19th century building;[27] Little Thatch, a renovated 17th to 18th century single-storey building;[28] Quicks Farm, a house with a red brick front, gable ends;[29] and Seasons, a single-storey thatched building with attics.[30]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Edwardstone". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Edwardstone Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  4. ^ "DocumentsOnline | Image Details". The National Archives. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ Crutwell, Clement (1801). A tour through the whole island of Great Britain. 5. p. 214.
  6. ^ White, William (1844). History, gazetteer, and directory of Suffolk, and the towns near its borders. p. 549.
  7. ^ "Priory Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  8. ^ "John Winthrop". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  9. ^ "EDWARDSTONE | As described in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)". visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Edwardstone | As described in John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)". visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Listed Buildings in Edwardstone, Babergh, Suffolk". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  12. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Mary the Virgin (11954451)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  13. ^ Historic England, "Crossways (1037309)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  14. ^ Historic England, "Earl's Cottages (1037308)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  15. ^ Historic England, "General Stores (1194532)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  16. ^ Historic England, "Mill Green (1037310)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  17. ^ Historic England, "Mill Green End (1194543)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  18. ^ Historic England, "Moat Farm Cottage (1037311)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  19. ^ Historic England, "Sans Souci (1037312)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  20. ^ Historic England, "The Thatched Cottage (1194539)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  21. ^ Historic England, "Tudor Cottage (1194534)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  22. ^ Historic England, "Barn to the North of Lynn's Hall (1285640)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  23. ^ Historic England, "Lynn's Hall (1037313)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  24. ^ Historic England, "Priory Cottage (1351439)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  25. ^ Historic England, "Priory Farmhouse (1194553)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 August 2020
  26. ^ Historic England, "Priory Green Cottage (1037314)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  27. ^ Historic England, "Flushing Farm (1351440)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  28. ^ Historic England, "Little Thatch (1037315)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  29. ^ Historic England, "Quicks Farmhouse (1391365)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016
  30. ^ Historic England, "Seasons (1194557)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 December 2016

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