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
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 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 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farming on which the village depended in the eleventh century has been
replaced by large-scale arable farming today, with cereals and sugar beet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.
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