Horringer, Suffolk

Horringer, Suffolk

Horringer lies on the A143 about two miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds. The population in 2011 was 1055.

Horringer was earlier known as Horningsheath. The school kept this spelling until after the Second World War.

The village includes Ickworth house, a Neoclassical country house which is the seat of the 8th Marquess of Bristol and run by the National Trust.

The religious controversialist and cleric Thomas Rogers (c. 1553–1616) was the rector of St Leonards, Horringer, from 1581 until his death.

Horringer was the birthplace of Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, born Elizabeth Christiana Hervey on May 13, 1759. She became a notable society hostess and patron of the arts. Her father was Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, who later became Bishop of Cloyne (1767–1768) and Bishop of Derry (1768–1803). He was a believer in equality among religions.

The remains of Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol (1915–1985) were brought home from Menton, France, by his son in 2010, for a funeral at Horringer before burial at Ickworth.

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Cricketer Melmoth Hall (1811–1885) was born here.

According to the Office for National Statistics, at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Horringer had a population of 901 with 397 households. increasing to a population of 1,055 at the 2011 Census.

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