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Parham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Parham, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the river Ore, adjacent to the Framlingham branch of the G.E.R., 2½ miles SSE of Framlingham, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Wickham Market; money order and telegraph office, Framlingham. The parish comprises 2215 acres; population of the civil parish, 477; of the ecclesiastical, with Hackeston, 913. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Old Parham Hall, an ancient moated mansion, was the seat of the first Earl of Ufford, and passed to the Willoughbys and the Corrances, and is now occupied as a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Hackeston, in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £131 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, comprising chancel, nave, N porch, and square western tower.

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 parishParham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPlomesgate 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Parham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Parham are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online:

DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Postal districtIP13
Post TownWoodbridge