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Estimated population (2009) of Chillesford: 130.

Local licensing authority for Chillesford is Suffolk Coastal.

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About Chillesford

The tower of the church and various other local buildings are made from local red crag bricks. A 20m whale skeleton was once found in the old brickyard - presumably it had swum up the river at some time in the past?

A polo ground was created in Chillesford in 1936; it attracted many famous players, such as Jimmy Edwards. It was ploughed up in the late 1950s, after the owner was trampled to death by ponies during a game.

The village was recorded in Domesday as "Cesefortda".