Rougham  Suffolk


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

ROUGHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Thingoe district, Suffolk. The village stands 1½ mile Sby W of Thurston r. station, and 4 E S E of Bury, St. Edmunds; and has a post-office under Bury, St. Edmunds. The parish comprises 3, 840 acres. Real property, £6,088. Pop. in 1851, 1,079; in 1861, 988. ...

Houses, 210. The manor was given, by Ulfketel the Saxon, to Bury abbey; went, in the time of Henry VII., to the Drurys; and, with R. Hall, belongs now to P. Bennet, Esq. The Hall is a splendid brick mansion, in the Gothic and Tudor styles; has a Gothic portico in the Efront, and lofty towers at the E and the W wings; and stands in an extensive park, containing some of thefinest oaks in Suffolk. There are several other goodresidences. The parish is a meet for the Suffolk hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £850.* Patron, P. Bennet, Esq. The church is good. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £50a year, and charities £103.—The sub-district contains also 15 other parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 26, 113. Pop., 6, 185. Houses, 324.

Rougham through time

Rougham 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 Rougham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2018

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