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Dalham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Dalham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 3½ miles S from Higham station on the G.E.R., and 5½ E by S of Newmarket. The parish contains the hamlet of Dunstall Green, and has a post and telegraph office under Newmarket; money order office, Gazeley. Acreage, 2098; population, 364. Dalham Hall was built in 1705 by Bishop Patrick, and is now the seat of the Affleck family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £264 with residence. The church is a building of flint, chiefly of the Perpendicular period.

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 parishDalham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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 Dalham 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 districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket