The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book at which time it was known as Torp or Torpa. It was a large village with around 31 households at this time as well as two mills. The manor formed part of the holdings of the Huard of Vernon, having been held by the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds in 1066.
The Church of All Saints was the parish church and is now a chapel of ease. The building has 11th century doorways, a thatched roof and lies to the south of the village alongside the A1088. It is a Grade I listed building and contains "nationally important" carved wooden bench ends dating from the 15th century and a brick built Tudor porch as well as two early medieval coffin lids set into the floor near the south door. The church can be seen at the top of the village sign.
While in the area recently we visited the village sign, pinned to the post was a piece of paper. I have no idea what it means but I brought it home and scanned it in. Perhaps you can figure it out.
If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.