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Things to do in Wrentham, Suffolk

The village of Wrentham is situated on the A12 trunk road between Wangford and Kessingland with three minor roads leading off to Southwold, Covehithe and Beccles, making it a five cross road junction.

Horse and Groom Public House. © Peggy Cannell
Horse and Groom Public House

The surrounding villages are all agricultural.

St Nicholas Church © Peggy Cannell
St Nicholas Church

There is one public house namely 'The Horse and Groom', also 'The Five Bells' at South Cove is within walking distance, both establishments serve food.

Cottages opposite the Church © Peggy Cannell
Cottages opposite the Church

The former junior and senior schools, along with many of the smaller shops have now closed, however there is a convenient small supermarket in which the 'outreach service' operates on specified days and times since the closure of the post office.

The Old 'Pound' for stray cattle © Peggy Cannell
The Old 'Pound' for stray cattle

A small road runs across the far end of Chapel Road, which before the building of the A12 was the main road through the village with St. Nicholas Church on one side and the Guildhall (now cottages) on the other.

Apparently in that era this area was the heart of the village.

Village Sign © Peggy Cannell
Village Sign

The old village pound is still standing which held any stray animals which were found roaming.

Priory Road starts nearby from Chapel Road through to the A12 on the outskirts of the village - this is a very small road where several large houses can be seen.

Old Milestone © Peggy Cannell
Old Milestone

Holiday accommodation is available in Wrentham including the old Reading Room which offers self catering holidays.

The 19th century Town Hall still stands proud in the village centre, this is now a private dwelling.

Pretty Thatched Cottage © Peggy Cannell
Pretty Thatched Cottage

Although the number of business outlets has decreased, the number of private dwellings has increased, with many new properties being built

Wrentham still has a Doctors Surgery, a large much-used Village hall, a Football Team, a sought-after Brass Band and a Fire Service, obviously a very busy community.

A frequent bus service runs through the village.

Description by Peggy Cannell

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