|Population 270 (2005)
Post town Thetford
Shire county Suffolk
District Forest Heath
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IP24
Dialling code 01842
UK parliament constituency West Suffolk
Center parcs elveden 2015
Elveden is a village and civil parish in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk in eastern England. In 2005 it had a population of 270. The village is bypassed by the A11 between Cambridge and Norwich, which ran through the centre of the village prior to 2014.
- Center parcs elveden 2015
- Map of Elveden, UK
- Center parcs review elveden forest emily norris
Map of Elveden, UK
Center parcs review elveden forest emily norris
The name Elveden seems to come from Old English *ælfa-dene 'elves' valley': the name appears, translated into Latin, as vallis nympharum 'valley of nymphs' in the mid-12th-century Miracula sancte Wihtburge. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the village was often referred to as Elden and the village name is often incorrectly spelt today as 'Elvedon'.
Elveden and the nearby village of Weeting were used as the code-names for investigations into the News of the World phone hacking allegations in July 2011. Operation Elveden is the name of the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments having been made to the police in exchange for information.
Elveden Hall is the centrepiece of the Elveden Estate, a vast country estate that is now the family seat of the Anglo-Irish Guinness family, Earls of Iveagh. Formerly, it was the family home of Maharaja Duleep Singh, who is buried in the churchyard of St Andrew and St Patrick Church; his grave is visited by the Sikh community who pay homage to the last ruler of the Sikh Empire. A Center Parcs holiday complex is located to the North of the village in nearby Elveden Forest.