Fornham, (St. Genevieve)
FORNHAM, (St. Genevieve), a parish, in the union of Thingoe, hundred of Thedwastry, W. division of Suffolk, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Bury St. Edmund's; containing 70 inhabitants. This place is distinguished as the scene of the signal defeat of the forces under Sir Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, in 1173, after a sanguinary battle, in which the earl and his countess were taken prisoners. The parish is situated on the river Lark, and comprises 502a. 3r. The Duke of Norfolk has a pleasant seat here, in the grounds of which is the tower of the church, the body of the edifice having been destroyed by fire. The living is a discharged rectory, united to that of Risby, and valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 0½.