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Monk Soham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Monk Soham, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 4 miles NE from Debenham, and 5 W from Framlingliam station on the G.E.R. Post town, Wickham Market; money order office, Earl Soham; telegraph office, Debenham. Acreage of parish, 1619; population, 315. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Deane family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £418 with residence. The church is a building of flint in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower containing five bells.

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 parishMonk Soham St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHoxne 

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 districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge