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Thorndon village is known for it's friendly and welcoming community. It is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Suffolk, where peace & quiet are not at a premium. The village is surrounded by ever changing arable fields, meadowlands and woodlands. 

Thorndon is mentioned in the Domesday Book, 1086 as Tornduna the 'Hill where thorn-trees grow' and developed as a collection of small farms.

In 1870 the population was 675 with houses numbering 139.  Today the population is about 650 with some 280 houses - fewer population but less cramped living space!

Situated 3 miles to the south of Eye and 5 miles to the north of Debenham, Thorndon is well placed to visit  Norwich, Bury St Edmunds  and  Ipswich with close proximity to the  Suffolk Coast. The village has a community spirit and is noted for having a welcoming attitude.

Thorndon falls within the area of Mid Suffolk recognised as having one of the lowest crime rates in England & Wales. If you want further convincing as to why you should visit or contemplate living in Thorndon read the article from  The Independent!

All Saints Church was built in 1358; it lies to the east of the village.  Thorndon CEVC Primary School is adjacent to the church and at the heart of Thorndon stands  The Black Horse Pub.  The Community Village Stores is situated within the grounds of the pub.  At the western end of Thorndon stands the site of the Kerrison Conference Centre owned by the Kerrison Trust and originally built in the 19th Century as a Reformatory School. The site is earmarked for residential development.