Great Waldingfield

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Population (2011) of Great Waldingfield: 1431.

Local licensing authority for Great Waldingfield is Babergh.

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About Great Waldingfield

Great Waldingfield was recorded in Domesday (along with Little Waldingfield) as "Walingafella" or "Waldingefelda". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Waldingfeild mag".

In late medieval times the village had a reputation for clothing manufacture. One 16th century rector, John Hopkins, was one of two men who first set the psalms to music. Today most of the housing is modern.

Garrison Lane marks the location where Cromwell's troops were billeted during the Siege of Colchester in 1648.