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Rougham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Rougham, a scattered parish in Suffolk. The principal hamlet stands 2 miles S by W of Thurston station on the Bury and Ipswich branch of the G.E.R., and 5 ESE of Bury St Edmunds, and has a post and telegraph office under Bury St Edmunds; money order office, Beyton. The parish comprises 3977 acres; population, 835. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor and advow-son were given by Ulfketel the Saxon to Bury Abbey, went in the time of Henry VIII. to the Drurys, and with Rougham Hall belong now to the Johnstone family. The hall is an ornate brick mansion in the modern Tudor style, has a portico in the E front and towers at the E and the W wings, and stands in a very pretty park containing some of the finest oaks in Suffolk. There are several other good residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £514 with residence. The church is a fine and spacious building of stone and flint in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and a very lofty and handsome western embattled tower with six bells; it has a brass of 1400 in excellent preservation. The church has been very well restored. There are a Baptist chapel and six almshouses.

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 parishRougham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionThingoe 

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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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DistrictSt. Edmundsbury
Postal districtIP30
Post TownBury St. Edmunds