TM3674 : Walpole Sign

taken 13 years ago, near to Walpole, Suffolk, Great Britain

Walpole Sign
Walpole Sign
At the junction of the B1117 & Peasenhall Road (C209)
Walpole is a village in Suffolk. Walpole has a chapel called Walpole Old Chapel and a primary school called Cookley and Walpole CEVC Primary School. The village is on the River Blyth. Nearby settlements include the town of Halesworth and the village of Cookley. It is in the hundred of Blything.
The name 'Walpole' actually translates to 'Pool of the Britons'. Walpole has experienced many boundary changes over time. It was part of the Blything registration district until 1935 when the district was abolished to become part of Blyth, Wainford, and Lothingland registration districts respectively. Walpole joined the Blyth district, transferring a population of 16,640. Walpole remained part of the Blyth district until 1983 when this district too was abolished, to become parts of the Deben and Waveney registration districts respectively. It became part of the Waveney district in 1983 until 2010 when the district was abolished to become part of the Suffolk registration district.
Walpole appears in the Domesday Book, in the hundred of Blything. It has a population of 28 households- 6 villagers, 5 smallholders, and 17 free men. It has 6 men's plough teams, and other resources include a meadow of 6 acres, 30 woodland pigs, and 1 church. The lord in 1086 was Count Alan of Brittany.Walpole is known for being a sort of mecca for church crawlers- people who like to study the architecture of the church buildings rather than visiting for religious purposes themselves, with St Mary's Church and Walpole Old Chapel being the attractions here.
Population data on Walpole dates back to as early as 1801, when the population was 494. There have been many fluctuations in the population from 1801 to 2011, with the pattern showing a continuous decrease in numbers from 1831 to 2011. 1831 recorded the highest population figure at 658, whilst the lowest population figure was recorded in 2001 at just 215, a decrease of 67.4% of the 1831 figure.2011 census shows that 15.6% of the population are aged 015, 74.3% aged between 16-74, and just 10.1% aged 75 and over. The average age being 46.2 years old
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 November, 2005
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3649 7454 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.0788N 1:28.1090E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 3649 7454
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Walpole Village Sign  Village Sign  Peasenhall Road  C209  C Road  Road Junction  B1117 

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