Church of St Peter & St Paul
|Area||14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)|
|Population||171 (2011) including Little Livermere & Timworth|
|• Density||12/km2 (31/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Bury St Edmunds|
|Ambulance||East of England|
According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Amma's homestead. The Domesday Book records the population of Ampton in 1086 to be 23 households. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 63, including Little Livermere and Timworth also increasing to 171 at the 2011 Census.
Ampton currently has 13 listed structures within it, 12 of them Grade II listed and SS Peter & Paul's church being Grade I listed.
At the church hangs four bells with the heaviest weighing 8-1 cwt and dating from 1405 
The village's racecourse hosts the South Suffolk Show, an annual one day agricultural show which was first organised in 1888.
Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy FRS, the scientist who achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, was born in the village. He also coined the phrase ‘Weather Forecast’ when he founded the predecessor to the Meteorological Office.
AMPTON, a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk; 5 miles N of Bury St. Edmunds r. station. It has a post office under Bury St. Edmunds. Acres, 736. Real property, £910. Pop., 131. Houses, 28. Ampton Hall, the seat of H. Rodwell, Esq., is a large brick edifice, in a spacious park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £172.* Patron, Hun. Rodwell, Esq. The church is a plain brick building, with a stone tower, and has a brass. Charities, Calthorpes' school, almshouses., £440.
Ampton, par. and seat, W. Suffolk, 5 miles N. of Bury St Edmunds, 736 ac., pop. 97; P.O.
- James Calthorpe (until 1658), Roundhead & Sheriff of Suffolk.
- Algernon May (until 1704), Member of Parliament for Windsor.
- Reynolds Calthorpe (1655–1719), Member of Parliament for Hindon.
- James Calthorpe (1699–1784), politician and courtier, Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter in Ordinary, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, and Member of Parliament for Hindon.
- Henry Venn Elliott (1792–1865), an English divine.
- Henry George Boldero (1794–1873), British Army officer and a Member of Parliament for Chippenham.
- Robert FitzRoy (1805–1865), English officer of the Royal Navy, pioneering meteorologist and founder of the Met Office, captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage.
- Henry Cotterill (1812–1886), Bishop of Grahamstown and Bishop of Edinburgh in the 1800s.
- Pierce Lacy (1872–1956), English stockbroker, chairman of the Birmingham Stock Exchange.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Ampton Parish (E04009285)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
- "Ampton Parish History" (PDF). Suffolk Heritage Explorer.
- "Parish council – Ampton, Little Livermere & Timworth Parish Meeting". democracy.westsuffolk.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
- "Listed Buildings in Ampton, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Dove's Guide, Retrieved 2012-03-21.
- "Conservation areas and appraisals". www.westsuffolk.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
- "South Suffolk Show | Suffolk Agricultural Show | Ampton Race Course | Ingham | Bury St. Edmunds". Retrieved 7 June 2019.
- Mellersh, H. E. L. (1968). FitzRoy of the Beagle. London: Hart-Davis. ISBN 0246974524. OCLC 30625.
- "History of Ampton, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk. Map and description". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- "Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ampton". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Media related to Ampton at Wikimedia Commons
- Ampton in the Domesday Book
- Historical Social Data on Ampton