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Akenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Akenham, a parish in Suffolk, near Gipping River, 2 miles E of Claydon station on the G.E.R., and 4 N by W of Ipswich. Post town, Claydon, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1017; population, 116. The living is a rectory, annexed to Claydon, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £460. The church is old but good.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishAkenham St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP1
Post TownIpswich