In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fornham St Martin like this:
FORNHAM-ST. MARTIN, a parish in Thingoe district, Suffolk; on the river Lark, 1¾ mile N of Bury-St. Edmunds r. station. It has a post office under Bury-St. Edmunds. Acres, 1, 230. Real property, £2, 351. Pop., 350. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. There are some tumuli. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £305.* Patron, Lord J. Manners. The church is good; and there are a free school and charities £5.
Fornham St Martin 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 Martin itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fornham St Martin, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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