The small parish village has been present since the 18th century and was once home to wheat and barley farmers. Today the village is home to approximately 500 inhabitants and had 9 new houses built in 2000 down Tye Lane. The village post office was renovated into a house 8 years ago. The 2011 census recorded a population of 362 people.
During the 1870's Willisham was described as:
- "a parish in Bosmere district, Suffolk; 3 miles W of Claydon r. station, and 7 NW of Ipswich."
- "Willisham (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- Wilson, John Marius (1870-72). Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullarton & Co. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
Parish Magazine is the Link Newsletter
- Willisham at Picturesofengland.com
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