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Barnham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Barnham, a parish in Suffolk, on the Little Ouse river, having a station on the Bury and Thetford railway, 2½ miles S from Thetford, which is the post and money order office; telegraph office, Euston. Acreage, 5291; population, 454. Some tumuli in the N are supposed to mark the scene of a conflict in 870 between King Edward the Elder and the Danes. An ivy-clad square tower belonged to the church of the extinct or incorporated parish of Barnham-St-Martin. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Euston and Fakenham Parva, in the diocese of Ely, in the gift of the Duke of Grafton. The church was restored and enlarged in 1864.

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 parishBarnham St. Gregory and St. Martin 
Poor Law unionThetford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP24
Post TownThetford