Hinderclay is a relatively small and sparsely populated rural parish with a diverse population. It is situated in a quiet part of north Suffolk on its border adjoining Norfolk.
It has an active Village Hall, the Fishing Lakes and it's own Fen nature reserve which is crossed by the long distance footpath, the Angles Way, and is now managed as part of the Little Ouse Headwaters Project.
We have an ancient Parish Church of St Mary and near the centre on the village is the old village school - now converted for housing - and Hinderclay Hall with it's traditional barns and former walled garden.
In the past there was also a Methodist Chapel, a Windmill, a Post Office, an engineering works, a number of pubs and even an electronics factory.
There is mention of Hinderclay (Hilderclea) in the Domesday Book of 1086: see www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday
The parish council comprises of 7 elected members and meets on the second Thursday of every other month.