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Coddenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Coddenham, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 3 miles ESE of Needham-Market station on the G.E.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Needham-Market. The parish comprises 2733 acres; population of the civil parish, 801; of the ecclesiastical, 1094. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Crowfield, in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £587 with residence. The church is a fine Gothic edifice with a tower, and has some good monuments. The nave, which has a remarkably rich oak hammer-beam roof, has recently been restored. The faced flint tower battlements are widely known. The chancel has also recently been restored, when what appears to be a Norman window was found in the north wall, and also the terminals of a shorter chancel. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishCoddenham St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Coddenham 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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich