Place:Saxmundham, Suffolk, England

TypeUrban district
Coordinates52.217°N 1.483°E
Located inSuffolk, England
Also located inEast Suffolk, England     (1888 - 1974)
See alsoSuffolk Coastal District, Suffolk, Englanddistrict municipality between 1974 and 2019
East Suffolk District, Suffolk, Englandpresent-day district municipality in which it has been situated since 2019
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Saxmundham is a market town in the county of Suffolk, England, set in the valley of the River Fromus about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Ipswich and 5 miles (8 km) west of the coast at Sizewell. The town is served by Saxmundham railway station on the East Suffolk Line between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Saxmundham Town Council comes under the East Suffolk District. Between 1974 and 2019 it was part of the Suffolk Coastal District.

The place-name Saxmundham is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Sasmunde(s)ham. It appears as Saxmundham in the Feet of Fines of 1213. The name denotes "Seaxmund's village or estate".

The Parish Church of St John the Baptist dates back to the 11th century. Some features remain from the medieval period, but its present appearance owes most to the 19th century.

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