Great Thurlow

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Population (2011) of Great Thurlow: 213.

Local licensing authority for Great Thurlow is West Suffolk.

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About Great Thurlow

Great Thurlow is a large, quiet village to the north of Haverhill, recorded in Domesday (along with Little Thurlow) as "Tridlauua", "Tritlawa" or "Thrillauura". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Thurlow mag".

The River Stour rises near Weston Colville, just a few miles away and flows for 80 miles to Harwich.

Great Thurlow Hall dates from the 18th century. An old smock mill stands off the Withersfield Road; it probably dates from 1807 and worked until 1937 (using steam from 1915). St James Hospital was founded by Richard II in 1398; it was dissolved in 1414 and no remains are believed to remain.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.