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Great Wenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Wenham, Great, a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles from Raydon station, 3 WSW of Capel station on the G.E.R., 4½ SE of Hadleigh, and 7½ of Ipswich. It has a post office under Stratford St Mary; money order office, Raydon; telegraph office, East Bergholt. Acreage, 1133; population, 228. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is a plain building of rubble in the Early English style.

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 parishWenham St. John 

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

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtCO7
Post TownColchester