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Groton


My one and only time to Groton Church of St Bartholomew was on 24th April 1999

Some notes gleaned of the Parish

  • The 'village' is made up of a series of Hamlets which are
  • Groton Street
  • Gosling Green
  • Horner's Green
  • Daisy Green
  • Castling's Heath
  • Parliament Heath
  • Park Corner
  • Population by Census Year
  • 1841 = 624
  • 1931 = 316
  • 1951 = 219
  • 1961 = 201
  • [1977] = 237


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....and of the church

  • Most of the building is 15c but the lower parts of the tower are 13c
  • The Parish Registers date from 1562
  • A list of Rectors date from 1220 [Hugh de Groton]
  • Many memorials to the Winthrop family
  • In the Churchyard the oldest gravestone in Suffolk is dd 1598
  • Chest from 14c
  • Five Bells exist, two of which are dd 1426 & 1460


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Groton from Google Earth

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=groton+suffolk&hl=en&ll=52.040059,0.85556&spn=0.011694,0.0421&sll=41.345833,-72.029722&sspn=0.114181,0.3368&vpsrc=6&gl=uk&t=h&z=15



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groton,_Suffolk



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