Place:Heveningham, Suffolk, England

Alt namesHaveninghamsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.3021°N 1.4215°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoBlything Hundred, Suffolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blything Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Blyth Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
Suffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Heveningham is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal District of Suffolk in eastern England. It is located four miles southwest of Halesworth. In 2005 it had a population of 120, increasing to 223 at the 2011 census. (The difference may be that the 2005 estimate only included the village, while the census measured the population of the parish including outlying farms, etc.)

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Heveningham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HAVENINGHAM, or HEVENINGHAM, a village and parish in Blything [registration] district, Suffolk. The village stands on the river Blything, 5½ miles NW by W of Darsham [railway] station, and 7½ NNW of Saxmundham; and has a postoffice under Saxmundham. The parish comprises 1,659 acres. Real property: £2,811. Population: 354. Houses: 77. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Haveningham Hall, belongs to Lord Huntingfield. Haveningham Hall was built, in 1777, for Sir Gerard Vanneck, after designs by Sir R. Taylor; has a front 200 feet long, adorned with Corinthian columns; contains a fine collection of pictures; and stands in an extensive and well-wooded park, with a very fine avenue. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £550. Patron: the Crown. The church is ancient but good; has a nave with later English timber roof, a chancel of early decorated date, and a W later English tower; and contains an oak tomb of Sir J. Haveningham of 1452, and an octagonal font with a panelled bowl. Charities, £108. Anthony Bec, Bishop of Norwich, was poisoned here, in 1343, by his servant.

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