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Wattisfield Community Centre

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Wattisfield Village Sign 

Wattisfield is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the A143 around seven miles south-west of Diss, in 2005 its population was 440.

The village name in Domesday Book is Watesfelda, derived from the Old English meaning Wastel’s clearing. It is situated in the ancient hundred of Blackbourne.
Its medieval church is dedicated to St. Margaret.
Due to the abundant source of mica clay the village has a traditional of pottery making going back to the Bronze Age and there is still a commercial pottery in the village.

St. Margaret's Church

The village once had three licenced pubs but now it has none. The Royal Oak was part of Whitbread's pub estate but closed in 1968 and was sold on a private dwelling, which it remains today directly opposite the church of St. Margaret's.
The Post Office and general store closed in 1997 and the building is currently occupied by a ladies hair stylist.
A stream which rises to the south of the village is called The Grundle and is one of the tributaries of the River Little Ouse which eventually joins the Great Ouse and discharges into The Wash.
If you see anyone damaging the Hall or any of its facilities, please notify the Police immediately.


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