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Whepstead

Photo from Whepstead

1 Real Ale pub

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Population (2011) of Whepstead: 422.


Local licensing authority for Whepstead is St Edmundsbury.

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About Whepstead

A rambling village, spread along various roadways and recorded in Domesday as "Huepestede". The pub is towards the west on the B1066 and close to the 15th cent. Doveton Hall, a distinctive listed building. The church is dedicated to St Petronilla, the martyred daughter of a Roman noble. Local legend tells that the church spire collapsed the night Oliver Cromwell died. The Baal Stone, at Stonecross Green, is said to be an ancient sacrificial rock, with channels on it to allow the victims' blood to drain away.

The Lawshall Green Man has sometimes been mentioned as having been in Whepstead, as it was near the boundary.

Acknowledgements

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)