Debenham
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Debenham

Debenham
Debenham-village-sign.jpg
Debenham village sign
Debenham is located in Suffolk
Debenham
Debenham
Location within Suffolk
Area16.89 km2 (6.52 sq mi)
Population2,210 (2011) inc Winston & Aspall[1]
Density131/km2 (340/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM173632
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
Dialling code01728 86
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
Websitehttp://www.debenhamsuffolk.co.uk/

Debenham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk, England.[2] The River Deben rises in the parish, and flows along a prolonged ford through the village.[3]

In 1086, Debenham was a comparatively large village of 69 households in the hundred of Claydon.[4]

At the 2001 census the parish population was recorded as 1,728[5] increasing to 2,210 at the 2011 census though including the parishes of Aspall and Winston. It is currently estimated to be 2,274.[6]

In 1991 Prince Alexandre of Belgium was married in the village however the marriage was kept a secret until 1998. [7]

In November 2020, filming on the thriller movie Confession started at Debenham Church. The film stars Colm Meaney.[8]

Village facilities

Village amenities and facilities include a post office, library, pharmacy, doctors' surgery, a police station and fire station, cafes, a supermarket, a newsagents, green grocers, butcher, baker, florist and antiques dealer, and hardware and pottery outlets. There are two pubs, the Woolpack and the Angel.[9] St Mary's Arts Exhibition started in 1976 and runs each year during the summer.[10] There is also a yearly fete on High Street.[]

Football

The local football club, Debenham LC is based at the village's leisure centre, and plays in Division One of the Eastern Counties League.[11]

Schools

Debenham High School first opened in 1964 on Gracechurch Street and caters for 650 pupils aged 11-16. Debenham also has a primary school, Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School, for ages 5-11 on School Corner.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ OS Explorer map 211: Bury St.Edmunds and Stowmarket Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey - Southampton A2 edition. Publishing Date:2008. ISBN 978 0319240519
  3. ^ "Fords in Suffolk". Wet Roads. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Open Domesday Online: Debenham
  5. ^ Debenham Profile Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine OCSI commissioned by Suffolk Acre 2007
  6. ^ "Debenham (Parish, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Séguy, Philippe (29 April 2008). "Léa de Belgique: Il faut en finir avec le malheur". Point de Vue (in French): 18-21.
  8. ^ Sullivan, Oliver (20 November 2020). "Hollywood comes to Suffolk for new thriller movie". Ipswich Star.
  9. ^ "about our village » Debenham". debenham.onesuffolk.net. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Home". St Mary's Art Exhibition. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "DEBENHAM LCFC". DEBENHAM LCFC. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School - Home". www.sirroberthitcham.suffolk.sch.uk. Retrieved 2020.

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