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Great Fakenham

"GREAT FAKENHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Ixworth, its post town, and 6 S.E. of Thetford. The river Brandon passes through the parish, which is well wooded. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £280. The church is a small structure dedicated to St. Peter. There is a National school. The poet Bloomfield spent much of his early life here, and introduces some of its scenes into his poetry. There are traces of ancient burial-places in the neighbourhood. The Duke of Grafton is lord of the manor.

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Cemeteries

  • St Peter, Thetford Road, Fakenham Magna, Church of England

Churches

  • St Peter, Thetford Road, Fakenham Magna, Church of England

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Church History

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