Fornham St Genevieve  Suffolk


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

FORNHAM-ST. GENEVEVE, a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk; on the river Lark, 3¼ miles N by W of Bury-St. Edmunds r. station. Post town, Fornham-All Saints, under Bury-St. Edmunds. Acres, 790. Real property, £962. Pop., 64. Houses, 14. Fornham House belonged formerly to the Duke of Norfolk, and belongs now to Lord Manners. ...

A sanguinary battle was fought within this parish, in 1173, between the troops of Henry II., commanded by Robert de Lacy, chief-justice of England, and those of Henry's rebellions son, under the Earl of Leicester. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Risby, in the diocese of Ely. The church was burned in 1782. Charities, £5.

Fornham St Genevieve through time

Fornham St Genevieve 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 Fornham St Genevieve itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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


Date accessed: 22nd January 2022

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