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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 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.