Population (2011) of Whatfield: 335.
Local licensing authority for Whatfield is Babergh.
Now a dry parish. Recorded in Domesday variously as "Watefelda", "Watefella", "Watesfelda" and "Gowatefelda". This village has fine views across the Brett valley and is the site of the moated Barraed's Hall, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
1st-3rd century Roman pottery was discovered in Castle Field in 1975, with a glass tessera and Iron Age pottery.
The village hall bar, known as the Five Horseshoes, is open every Friday night as a replacement for the Four Horseshoes.
Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.