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Great Blakenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Blakenham, Great, a parish in Suffolk, on the river Gipping, ½ a mile NNW of Claydon station on the G.E.R., and 8¼ SSE of Needham-Market. It has a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Claydon. Acreage, 875; population, 276. The manor belonged to the Abbey of Bee in Normandy, and passed in the time of Henry VI. to Eton College. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £135 with residence. The church, an ancient building of flint and rubble, was restored in 1876. There is a Baptist chapel. 184

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 parishBlakenham St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP6
Post TownIpswich