Place:


Great Blakenham  Suffolk

 

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

BLAKENHAM (Great), a parish in Bosmere district, Suffolk; on the river Gipping, and on the Eastern Union railway, ½ a mile NNW of Claydon station, and 3½ SSE of Needham-Market. It has a post office under Ipswich. Acres, 869. Real property, £1,759. Pop., 291. Houses, 57. The manor belonged to the Abbey of Bec in Normandy; and passed, in the time of Henry VI., to Eton college. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £166. Patron, Eton college. The church is good; and there is a Baptist chapel.

Great Blakenham through time

Great Blakenham is now part of Mid Suffolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Suffolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Blakenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Blakenham in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7036

Date accessed: 18th January 2022


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