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Earl Soham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Earl Soham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, about 3½ miles W from Framlingham station on the G.E.R., with a post and money order office under Framlingham (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Framlingham. Population, 572. The living is a rectory in the diocese or Norwich; net yearly value, £422 with residence. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is a building of flint and brick in the Perpendicular style. There is a Baptist 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 parishEarl Soham St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge