Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Great Finborough Suffolk Village
Great Finborough Suffolk Village

Welcome to Great Finborough! This as an electronic newsletter for local people and we hope it will be both informative and interesting - whilst also telling the rest of the world about our lovely village! It's an evolving project, so please have a look around, enjoy images from past and present and find out a bit more about our community.

To download the latest copy or any previous copies of the newsletter, please see our Newsletter Archive page.

Great Finborough is an attractive village, just outside Stowmarket, in rural mid-Suffolk. The Green, with its Imposing Chruch spire imposing horse chestnut tree in the centre, is the heart of the village, which spreads about a mile along the B1115 towards Bildeston and Hadleigh to the south.

Unlike many other rural communities, it still has those staples of village life - a primary school, village shop,Village Horse Chestnut Tree village hall, parish church, pub and a parish council of seven members. For more information on what's going here, just browse through some of the pages on this website.

Great Finborough is an ancient Suffolk community and still retains some of its agricultural heritage, though the subsistence farming on which the village depended in the eleventh century has been replaced by large-scale arable farming today, with cereals and sugar beet the main crops grown on the surrounding fields. 

The railway service at Stowmarket allows easy access to Norwich, Ipswich and London on the main east coast line whilst all the main local towns can be reached by using the bus service via Stowmarket.

In 1997 the parish council researched the profile of the village, in the form of a village appraisal; the results were published as a report called 'Shaping Our Future'. The overwhelming evidence from this suggests that residents enjoy living here, in the peace and tranquility of the country, often using the village and its amenities as a base from which to work or shop in Bury St. Edmunds or Ipswich, for example.

We'd love to hear your views and ideas about the newsletter and website, so why not e-mail Sally Gooch (Newsletter editor) at, or TRM Web Design Ltd (Website updates) at : We will also happily forward any enquiries you may have on to the Parish Council.

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