Pakenham  Suffolk


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

PAKENHAM, a village and a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk. The village stands 1½ mile N of Thurston r. station, and 5 E N E of Bury, St. Edmunds; and has a post-office under Bury, St. Edmunds. The parish comprises 3, 696 acres. Real property, £6, 307. Pop., 1, 130. Houses, 239. ...

The manor belonged, in the time of Edward I., to the Pakenhams; and passed to the Springs and the Ashfields. New House is the seat of the Rev. W. J. S. Casborne; and the Lodge, of T. Thornhill, Esq. A Roman pavement was found at Redcastle farm. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £281.* Patron, the rev.W. Jones There are a national school, and charities £110.

Pakenham through time

Pakenham 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 Pakenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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