Thorpe Morieux is a small village and civil parish in Suffolk, England.Thorpe Morieux is situated 10 miles south-east of Bury St Edmunds, 9 miles south-west of Stowmarket and 10 miles north-east of Sudbury. The nearest arterial A roads are the A1141 or A134. The village sits in Babergh district and the parish contains the hamlets of Thorpe Green and Almshouses Green as well as Great Hastings Wood which is classified as ancient woodland.
Many people struggle to pronounce our village name. The correct pronunciation is Thorpe Ma-roo / M’roo rhyming with Kangaroo. Although we’ve never seen a Kangaroo in the village.
Parish Asset List
Thorpe Wood [IP7 7QT]
Village History in Print
The village published a book to mark the millennium entitled ‘Thorpe Morieux – A Portrait of the Village at 2000AD’.
Another title that may be of interest is ‘The Diary of a Poor Suffolk Woodman: The Journal written in the Thorpe Morieux Prayer Book by William Scarfe 1827-1842’  by Poppyland Publishing, ASIN: B0092ZUM3Y.
There are 14 listed buildings in Thorpe Morieux, further information is available based on Historic England data at British Listed Buildings.
Church of St Mary the Virgin: Grade 1
C13–C14 flint and stone church with a fine west tower with a castellated parapet, diagonal buttresses and a staircase turret. The nave has V shaped buttresses. The south porch is C14 with timber traceried archway and side openings and traceried bargeboards. The south door is also C14 with quatrefoil borders.
Thorpe Hall: Grade 2 (starred)
C16 timber-framed and plastered two-storey building with attics and a plain tiled roof. The south-east front has a two storeyed brick porch with an arched gable. The upper storey is jettied on either side of the brick porch on exposed joists and castellated bressumer. At the rear there are gabled wings. There are old external chimney stacks; one with three octagonal shafts.
The Old Rectory: Grade 2
C16-C17 timber-framed and plastered building with a tiled roof, hipped at the east end. A short gabled wing projects on the north front.
Barn to the west of the Old Rectory: Grade 2
C17 timber-framed and weather boarded barn with a thatched roof.
Stable block to the west of the Old Rectory: Grade 2
C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a tiled roof.
Rectory Cottage: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a thatched roof and a central ridge chimney stack.
Flemings: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with ridge chimney stack.
Wheelwrights: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a thatched roof and ridge chimney stacks.
Sunnyside: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a thatched roof and ridge chimney stack.
Moat Farm Cottage: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a thatched roof and central ridge chimney stack.
Willow Cottage: Grade 2
C17-C18 timber-framed building with a thatched roof and two ridge chimney stacks.
Grove Farmhouse: Grade 2
C1820-30 Former farmhouse of red brick in Flemish bond, hipped slate roof and rectangular on plan.
Newsons Farmhouse: Grade II
TL 95 SW Newsons Farmhouse 966-/32/10008
Shown as Read’s Fann on OS map. House. Late C15 and c.1500 with C17 and C19/C20 alterations. Gault brick skin over timber-frame with rendered gables and plain-tile roof with brick central ridge stack. 2-unit plan, originally hall with cross-wing to left. 2 storeys; single C20 2-light window to 1st floor over 2 similar windows with a plank door to far left and right. Cambered lintels. C20 windows on either end and to rear, where there is another plank door. INTERIOR. Framing of heavy close studding in the hall bay with a 4-centred-arched doorway in the right wall, which may once have led to a service bay. Open fireplace with bressumer probably inserted C 17. Massive bridging beam and joists. Curved braces visible in room above. In the room to left are cross-beams the larger one with wide chamfer and curved stop. Some close studding and wide joists visible. The room above has a cranked tie beam with curved braces, the beam set parallel to the front. Cranked tie beams (with one curved brace visible) either side of the inserted stack. Older framing on gable end walls otherwise rest of roof appears C 191 C20.
Listing NGR: TL9328654899
The Stone: Grade II
TL 95 NW 29/957
A C17-C18 timber-framed and plastered building with a thatched roof. One storey and attics. Small casement windows. Three gabled dormers on the front. End chimney stacks at the north and south ends. Renovated.
Listing NGR: TL9259956016