Ixworth Thorpe

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Estimated population (2009) of Ixworth Thorpe: 40.

Local licensing authority for Ixworth Thorpe is St Edmundsbury.

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About Ixworth Thorpe

A dry parish since the Royal Oak closed in approximately 2008. This tiny hamlet borders the Blackbourne. It was recorded in Domesday as "Torp" or "Torpa". It's sometimes called "Thorpe by Ixworth".

The church has a thatched roof, a Tudor brick south porch and medieval bench ends.

Gravel extraction in the south of the parish during the Second World War unearthed a large number of Roman artefacts. A Samian bowl with human remains was sent to the British Museum (who lost it). An Anglo-Saxon grave was also unearthed.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.