Great Wratting

Photo from Great Wratting

1 Real Ale pub

closed premises

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Population (2011) of Great Wratting: 196.

Local licensing authority for Great Wratting is St Edmundsbury.

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About Great Wratting

Great Wratting is an attractive conservation village close to the source of the River Stour. It was recorded in Domesday (along with Little Wratting and West Wratting, in Cambridgeshire) variously as "Wratinga", "Waracatinge" or "Vratinga". On John Speed's 1610 map, it appears as "Tallow wratting", a name which must have an interesting derivation and is known to have been used at least as recently as 1851.

Several local cottages were originally built for the founder of W.H.Smith & Sons. Red Field may be the site of the Battle of Risbridge (635CE) between King Sigbert of East Anglia and Penda of Mercia.