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Village sign on the north end of the Village Green

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St. Ethelberts - A 14th century Church with many fine historical features.

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Play Area on the East side of the Village Green

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Hessett Allotments

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Five Bells Public House 2016

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1st WW Memorial Cross in the grounds of St. Ethelbert.

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Play Area on the East side of the Village Green

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Hessett and Beyton Village Hall

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West side of the Village Green

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Recycling Facilities on the Village Green - For Glass and Paper

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Lime Tree Close Green with listed Lime tree

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Relaxing in Hessett Allotments - Access via footpath in Heath Road near to Heath Close

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The Heath - A great place to walk - Accessed via a footpath from Heath Road close to Heath Close

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The Heath - another view

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Hessett is a small village with a population of approximately 500.
There has been a village on this site for over 1000 years.
The earliest mention was in AD 1005 when Ulfketel gave the villages of Hessett,
Beyton and Rougham to the Abbey in Bury St Edmunds.
The population was recorded as 323 in 1801; by 1851 it had increased to 487.
With the slow decline of agriculture, the population fell to 285 in 1951.
During the 1950’s many thatched cottages were demolished.
From medieval times the Bacon family were Lords of the manor and lived at Hessett Hall, a moated site north of Heath Road.
The Bacon family were succeeded by the LeHeups in the 17th century.
Hessett Hall burnt down in the mid 18th century and has not been rebuilt.
The Five Bells Public House (reflecting the number of bells in the church) was built in the 14th century – the same time as the church, which is unusually fine even for a Suffolk village. 

The Parish of Hessett is in the Local Government area of Mid Suffolk District Council

The village also has several organisations.

Friendly Club. For more information CLICK HERE

Friends of Hessett Church. For more information CLICK HERE

Hessett Charities. A number of charities in the village have over the years combined into one, which is called "Hessett Charities".
For more information Click Here

The website is under continuous development and the Parish Council would be extremely grateful for feedback from villagers on style and content.  
Please contact the
Parish Clerk. Details on the Council Page.

Updated November 2015
Checked October 2016

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