Slaughden is part of Aldeburgh parish.
Population (2011) of Aldeburgh parish: 2466.
Local licensing authority for Slaughden is East Suffolk.
Little now remains of this once prosperous medieval fishing and ship-building centre. Nearby Aldeburgh has developed whilst Slaughden was lost to the sea; a process which was virtually complete by early in the 20th century. All that now remains is the modern sailing club and the Martello Tower; England's most northerly.