Honington & Sapiston

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Welcome to Honington and Sapiston

Honington and Sapiston are conjoint villages 10 miles North East of Bury St Edmunds and 6 miles South East of Thetford, having one Parish Council.The villages were part of the Ixworth Priory until the dissolution of the monasteries and are now on The Euston Estate. 

They were at the centre of the wool industry when the river Black Bourn was navigable and this history is reflected in the Sapiston Village Sign: a Sheep hurdle.  

Whilst both villages have churches, only All Saints at Honington is active. St Andrews at Sapiston is redundant, although there are a number of services throughout the year, as notified in the village newsletter. Like many medieval churches it is some distance from the centre of the village, reflecting the move of the villagers from the dwellings that were infested with The Black Death.   There are several gravestones from this period, with the skull and crossbones clearly visible.  

A new Village Hall was opened in 2014, having been constructed with help from the Lottery, the Parish Council and local residents.  

Activities in the villages and in the hall may be seen on the website calendar.  

There is a very successful CEVC Primary School in Honington, with most of the children coming from the RAF housing.

Scenes for Dads Army were filmed in Honington as David Croft who was the director of the series lived in the village.   Honington is also famous as the birthplace of the poet Robert Bloomfield, author of “The Farmers Boy”.  

At present, the village pub, The Fox at Honington does not have a tenant.


This is the Honington and Sapiston main website, maintaining information on Organisations and Events available in the area