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Darsham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Darsham, a parish in Suffolk, on the G.E.R., 5¼ miles NE by N of Saxmundham. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Saxmundham. Acreage, 1594; population, 365. Darsham House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; value, £105 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Stradbroke. The church (All Saints) is a building of flint and stone in the Early English style, with nave, chancel, south porch, and tower with four bells. It has open seats of carved oak, an octagonal font presented by Sir Godfrey Symonds in 1405, a brass of 1641, several stained windows to the memory of the Purvis family, late of Darsham House, and is very good. 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 parishDarsham All Saints 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP17
Post TownSaxmundham