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Cavenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cavenham, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 2¼miles N of Higham station on the G.E.R., and 4½ SE of Mildenhall. It has a post office under Mildenhall (S.O.); money order office, Mildenhall; telegraph office, Lackford. Acreage, 2352; population, 185. Cavenham Hall is the seat of the Waddingtons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; value, £138 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a neat small edifice with a tower.

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 parishCavenham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionMildenhall 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cavenham from the following:

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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DistrictForest Heath
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds