Somersham, Suffolk :: Shared Description

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Somersham (Lower Somersham) is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located around five miles northwest of Ipswich, in 2005 its population was 710.There are two churches in the village:
St. Mary's Parish Church (OS grid TM0948) just off the main road in the southeast area of the village built in the early part of the 14th century and stands close to Church Farm.
Somersham Baptist Chapel is in the northwest area and is a much newer building.
Somersham had two public houses in the past, King's Head (OS grid TM 085 486) grade II building closed in the early 20th century and started out as farm buildings in the 15th/16th, and the Griffin (OS grid TM 090 485) on the Main Road and now is residential.
Nowadays, there is one public house ('The Duke of Marlborough') on the Main Road.
Tudor Grange (OS grid TM0848) are a series of timber framed 16th century buildings as you head out northwest from Somersham.
The village of Somersham is in a quite pronounced valley (for East Anglia). There is a small stream flowing to the north of the village field parallel to the main road.
The village contains a hair salon, Somersham Primary School, a garage which has been owned by David Haughton for over 20 years and a new village hall in the village. The Post office and small shop closed in 2005 but a thriving Community Shop opened in a purpose built building in July 2012.
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TM0849 : Hall Lane & footpath by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Nettlestead Road, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church Bell Tower by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Nettlestead Road, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church Interior by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Entrance to St.Margaret's Church by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Church Path to Church Lane by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Signs off Church Lane by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : Hall Lane, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Nettlestead Village Name sign on Nettlestead Road by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Somersham Village Name sign on Somersham Road by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Entering Somersham on Somersham Road by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church Organ by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Nettlestead Road, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Nettlestead Road, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Roadsign on Nettlestead Road by Adrian Cable
TM0949 : Westleygreen Farm Postbox by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary s Church Notice Board by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : Memorial in St.Mary's Churchyard by Adrian Cable
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TM0949 : Nettlestead Road & footpath by Adrian Cable
TM0948 : Somersham Road, Somersham by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church Font by Adrian Cable
TM0849 : St.Mary's Church, Nettlestead by Adrian Cable

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