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Groton in Domesday

Population (2011) of Groton: 288.

Local licensing authority for Groton is Babergh.

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About Groton

Groton comprises several small hamlets gathered around the source of the River Box. It was recorded in Domesday as "Grotena".

The church contains memorials to the Winthrop family - John Winthrop was a 17th century Puritan who lead emigration to New England, was a founder of Boston and the first Governor of Massachusetts. Today the parish is home to Castlings Heath a small local cider company, and ancient woodlands managed by Suffolk Wildlife trust.

Author Ruth Rendell was a Groton resident for about 10 years, having moved here from nearby Polstead but then departing in 2013.

The war memorial (see the gallery) is very unusual.

The White Hart sometimes listed as being in Groton is the Boxford White Hart. This stands in an area that was a detached part of Groton parish until 25th March 1885, when it was incorporated into Boxford. This is probably the beerhouse recorded in 1844 by A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.