Akenham is a village in the Mid Suffolk District of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the northwestern edge of Ipswich, in 2005 it had an estimated population of 60. Akenham is now the third part of the civil parish of Whitton-cum-Thurlston and Akenham, but was a separate civil parish up until at least 1974. Other neighbouring parishes are Claydon to the west, Henley to the north and Westerfield to the east.
Rise Hall near the church is a late Georgian building on the site of an ancient manor house, formerly the residence of the Le Ruse or Rous family in the 13th century.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Akenham. Includes a longer summary of Rise Hall which appears to be a quotation from another source without a citation.
St Mary, Akenham from Churches of East Anglia: Suffolk is a long description of the 19th and 20th century history of this church, the parish and other local parishes.