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Hitcham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Hitcham, a parish in Suffolk, near the river Bret, 1½ mile NNW from Bildestone, and 6 miles E by N from Lavenham station on the G.E.R. It has a post office under Bildestone (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bildestone.. Acreage, 4308; population of the civil parish, 874; of the ecclesiastical, 856. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £680. Patron, the Crown. The church is a large and handsome building of flint in the Later English style, and has a carved roof and tower. Bnrkitt the commentator was a native.

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 parishHitcham All Saints 
Poor Law unionCosford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hitcham from the following:

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 districtIP7
Post TownIpswich