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Fornham St Martin, Suffolk

Historical Description

Fornham St Martin, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Lark, 1 mile N of Bury St Edmunds station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Bury St Edmunds; money order and telegraph office, Bury St Edmunds. Acreage, 1294; population of the civil parish, 280; of the ecclesiastical, with Fornham St Genevieve, 380. Fornham House is a mansion of brick standing in a park of 50 acres. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Fomham St Genevieve, in the diocese of Ely; joint gross yearly value, £200 with residence. The church is a Gothic building of flint.

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 St. Martin 
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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds