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"THORNHAM MAGNA, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.W. of Eye, its post town, and 2½ S.E. of Mellish railway station. The village is situated on the road from London to Norwich by way of Ipswich. The living is a rectory* with that of Thornham Parva consolidated, in the diocese of Norwich, joint value £497. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has monuments to the Major and Henniker families. The register dates from 1555. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum. The Hall is the principal residence. Lord Henniker is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
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