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Somersham, Suffolk

Historical Description

Somersham, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 2½ miles SW from Claydon and about the same distance NW from Bramford stations on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R., and 5½ NW from Ipswich. It has a post office under Ipswich; money order and telegraph office, Bramford. Acreage, 1095; population, 354. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £213 with residence. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and a square western embattled tower. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishSomersham St. Mary 
HundredBosmere and Claydon 
Poor Law unionBosmere and Claydon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Somersham 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

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

DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP8
Post TownIpswich