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Barham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Barham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Gipping, 1½ mile NE of Claydon station on the G.E.R., and 5 miles N of Ipswich. Money order and telegraph office, Claydon, under Ipswich. Acreage, 1802; population, 458, which included 85 in the workhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; value, £290 with residence. The church is good. Shrubland Park and Barham Hall, two fine country seats, are in this parish. The workhouse for Bosmere and Claydon union is here.

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 parishBarham 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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich