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Fakenham Magna, Suffolk

Historical Description

Fakenham, Great, or Fakenham Magna, a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Ouse, 5 miles SSE from Thetford station on the G-.E.R., with a post office, of the name of Fakenham, under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Euston. Acreage, 1854; population, 205. The manor belongs to the Duke of Grafton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £214 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Grafton. Bloomfield resided here, and describes the scenery in his " Farmer's Boy." His "Fakenham Ghost" also refers to this parish.

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 parishFakenham Magna St. Peter 
Poor Law unionThetford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fakenham Magna from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Fakenham Magna are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP24
Post TownThetford