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Leavenheath

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Population (2011) of Leavenheath: 1370.


Local licensing authority for Leavenheath is Babergh.

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About Leavenheath

Leavenheath is a relatively new parish, set in the heart of Constable country. In 1952 local people, primarily the farming community, decided they would create a civil parish of Leavenheath and establish a parish council, using the earlier established ecclesiastical boundaries. The parish was carved out from parts of the adjacent parishes of Assington, Nayland, Polstead and Stoke-by-Nayland.

The village sign was erected in 2002 to celebrate the parish's 50th anniversary.

The area appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Smatebridge".

The church (St Matthew) was erected in 1835 with a register dating from 1863.

Honey Tye is a small settlement to the south of the main village, close to Nayland.