Houses in the centre of the village

Holton Village is situated in north Suffolk about 1 mile to the east of Halesworth and 8 miles west of the popular seaside town of Southwold. It is often referred to as Holton St Peter to distinguish it from Holton St Mary in the south of the county. 

The parish comprises about 400 houses with the main village at its centre designated a conservation area and some post-war housing developments around it. There is also an area to the north called Upper Holton, which contains the old World War II airfield with a large factory and some small businesses together with scattered farms and homesteads.

Holton Postmill

Holton's landmark and symbol is the 18th century fantailed postmill, which overlooks the village. It ceased working in about 1900 and is now maintained by Suffolk County Council. Major repairs were completed in 1966-68 and in 1992. It is open to the public on the Spring and August Bank Holiday Monday each year, but the exterior of the mill can be inspected at other times.

The village has an excellent primary school, a  pub, currently closed but offering B&B, and the church of St Peter on its outskirts. There are some farm shops around the village which provide a variety of fresh produce, and regular buses to Halesworth, Southwold and Beccles. Halesworth railway station, about 1.5 miles away, has regular trains to Lowestoft, Ipswich and London.

Other B&B accommodation is also available in the village for visitors to the area and Holton is an excellent base from which to explore the Heritage Coast of Suffolk and the countryside of both Suffolk and south Norfolk. Norwich is only about 25 miles away and is served by a regular bus from Halesworth.


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