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Assington is a village in Suffolk, England, 4 miles south-east of Sudbury. According to Eilert Ekwall, the meaning of the name is "homestead of Assi".


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Assington, Suffolk, England


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1868 - Assington
ASSINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles to the S.E. of Sudbury, its post town, and 4 N.E. of Bares. It is watered by a branch of the river Stour. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £448, with 51 acres of glebe, in the patronage of J. Gurdon, Esq., to whom the manor belongs. The church, which possesses a brass of 1450, with figures of a knight and his lady, is dedicated to St. Edmund. The tithes were commuted, in 1837, for the yearly moduses of £447 17s. 10d. to the vicar, and of £361 15s. 3d. to the impropriator. There is a small bequest, by John Gurdon, Esq., for the support of the National school. Assington Hall is an ancient mansion, surrounded by a park of 60 acres.
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor exploring the area, here are some of the best places to go and things to do in Assington and its surrounding areas.
1. St. Edmundsbury Cathedral:
Start your exploration with a visit to St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in nearby Bury St. Edmunds. This stunning cathedral is an architectural marvel and a place of historical significance. You can take a guided tour to learn about its rich history and admire the beautiful stained glass windows. The cathedral's tranquil gardens are perfect for a peaceful stroll.

2. Assington Mill:
Assington Mill is a working watermill located right in the heart of Assington. You can take guided tours to learn about the milling process and even purchase freshly milled flour. The surrounding countryside is also perfect for a leisurely walk or picnic.

3. The Cock Inn:
For a taste of traditional English pub culture, head to The Cock Inn. This charming pub serves delicious food and local ales. It's a great place to unwind, enjoy some hearty pub grub, and chat with the friendly locals.

4. Long Melford:
Just a short drive from Assington, Long Melford is a picturesque... Read MORE...

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