Place:Barningham, Suffolk, England


TypeInhabited place
Located inSuffolk, England
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Barningham is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk, England, about twelve miles north-east of Bury St Edmunds itself. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is the homestead of Beorn's people. The Domesday Book records the population of Barningham in 1086 to be 36. It has a primary school opposite a local pub called the Royal George, there's a shop with a post office, further down the road is St Andrews church.

Michael Lingwood wrote a history of the village from around 1086 to the modern day, titled Our Own People and published by Beorn Books.

A notable landmark is the mill. It was here that machines were developed that eventually gave birth to one of Britain's largest pharmaceutical companies, Fisons. It began as a flour mill and bakery, founded by James Fison in the late 18th century. The building has recently been developed into a series of flats and stands opposite Paigles flower shop and Millfield.

The majority of village expansion has been on the eastern side of Barningham in recent decades.

Barningham holds an annual cricket competition on the village green - somewhat unusually, 10 runs are scored for hitting the ball directly into flowerbeds, a tradition going back many years.

St Andrews church has regular services and is part of the United Benefice of Stanton, Hopton, Market Weston, Barningham & Coney Weston.

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