"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)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
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