Barnham  Suffolk


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

BARNHAM, a parish in the district of Thetford and county of Suffolk; on the Little Ouse river, 3 miles S of Thetford r. station. Post Town, Thetford. Acres, 5,184. Real property, £2,455. Pop., 475. Houses, 87. Some tumuli in the N are supposed to mark the scene of a conflict, in 870, between King Edward the Elder and the Danes. ...

An ivy-clad square tower belonged to the church of the extinct or incorporated parish of Barnham-St.-Martin. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Euston, in the diocese of Ely. The church was restored and enlarged in 1864. There is a free school.

Barnham through time

Barnham 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 Barnham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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