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Fornham All Saints, Suffolk

Historical Description

Fornham All Saints (formerly Fomham Major), a village and a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 2 miles NNW of Bury St Edmunds station on the G.E.R., with a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage of the civil parish, 1705; population, 395; of the ecclesiastical, with Westley, 553. A battle between Edward, son of King Alfred, and Ethelwold, his cousin, was fought in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Westley, in the diocese of Ely; joint net yearly value, £390 with residence. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church has a brass of 1599, and is very good.

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 parishFornham All Saints 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP28
Post TownBury St. Edmunds