Debenham  Suffolk


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

DEBENHAM, a small town and a parish in Bosmere district, Suffolk. The town stands on the side of a hill, near the source of the river Deben, 7 miles W of Framlingham r. station, and 8 NNE of Needham-Market; and has a post office † under Stonham, two inns, a weekly market on Friday, and a fair on 24 June. ...

The parish comprises 3, 271 acres. Real property, £7, 266. Pop., 1, 488. Houses, 354. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged to Butley priory; and passed to the Framlinghams, the Gandys, the Pitts, the Bridges, and others. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £210.* Patron, Lord Henniker. The church is early and later English. There are an Independent chapel, a free school, a mechanics' institute, a police station, and charities £150.

Debenham through time

Debenham 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 Debenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 08th August 2022

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