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Little Blakenham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Blakenham, Little, a parish in Suffolk, 1½ mile WSW of Claydon station on the G.E.R., and 4½ miles S by E of Needham-Market. Post town, Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Claydon. Acreage, 1070; population of civil parish, 159; of the ecclesiastical, 221. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £252 with residence. The church, a building of flint and stone, in the Early English and Decorated styles, was restored in 1868.

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 parishLittle Blakenham 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

We have transcribed the entry for Little Blakenham 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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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP8
Post TownIpswich