Church of St Peter, Charsfield
Charsfield shown within Suffolk
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Charsfield is a small Suffolk village of approximately 250 residents, 3 miles (4.8 km) from Wickham market, 7 miles (11 km) miles from Woodbridge and 12 miles (19 km) miles from Ipswich and is located near the villages of Debach and Dallinghoo. A Civil Parish in East Anglia, Charsfield was famously used as one of the key locations in the 1974 film Akenfield, based loosely upon the book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village by the historian Ronald Blythe (1969). Charsfield hosted the first Greenbelt festival - an annual festival of arts, faith and justice - on a pig farm just outside the village over the August 1974 bank holiday weekend. Famous Charsfield residents include Charles Webb, a respected Victorian architect and Peggy Cole, a frequent speaker on BBC's Radio Suffolk.
Local facilities include: