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Aldham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Aldham, a parish in Suffolk, near the river Bret, 2¼ miles N of Hadleigh station on the G.E.R. Post town, Hadleigh, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1755; population, 228. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; yearly value, £264. The church is very ancient, and has a Norman round tower. A priory cell stood at Priory Farm. Dr. Rowland Taylor was burned, in 1555, on Aldham Common, where a monument has been erected as a memorial.

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 parishAldham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtIP7
Post TownIpswich