Place:


Little Fakenham  Suffolk

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Fakenham like this:

FAKENHAM (Little), a hamlet in Euston parish, Suffolk; near Great Fakenham. It once was a parish; and it still ranks as a rectory; annexed to the rectory of Euston, in the diocese of Ely. .

The location is the approximate centre of Euston Park. According to the Suffolk Churches web site, "At the end of the 18th century, at the height of the stately home park cult, the Dukes of Grafton enclosed the entire village of Little Fakenham within the grounds of Euston Hall. ... The damage was so complete that it is no longer clear exactly where the village buildings were. Some signs of the layout remain in the farm tracks, but not a single structure. The belt of trees beside the road to Ixworth is known as Fakenham Wood, and leads to the surviving village and church of Fakenham Magna." (http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/fakenhamparva.htm, accessed 8/6/2011). Additional information about this locality is available for Fakenham Magna

Little Fakenham through time

Little Fakenham is now part of St Edmundsbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Edmundsbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Little Fakenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Fakenham, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/23779

Date accessed: 25th May 2019


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