Aldham, Suffolk

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Aldham
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Aldham St Mary church
Aldham is located in Suffolk
Aldham
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Aldham shown within Suffolk
Population175 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM0445
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIpswich
Postcode districtIP7
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°04′N 0°58′E / 52.06°N 00.97°E / 52.06; 00.97Coordinates: 52°04′N 0°58′E / 52.06°N 00.97°E / 52.06; 00.97

Aldham is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located around 8 miles (13 km) west of Ipswich, in 2005 it had a population of 200, reducing to 175 at the 2011 Census.

According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Ealda's meadow/enclosure or old meadow/enclosure.[2] The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 16.

The church of Aldham St Mary is one of 38 existing round-tower churches in Suffolk. It appears in the second series of the BBC Four television series Detectorists.[3]

On 1555 Aldham Common was the location for the martyrdom of the English Protestant Rowland Taylor during the Marian Persecutions.

Demography[edit]

According to the Office for National Statistics, at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Aldham had a population of 200,[4] reducing to 175 at the 2011 Census.

Population change[edit]

Population growth in Aldham from 1801 to 1891
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891
Population 197 251 292 318 293 307 238 228
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[5]
Population growth in Aldham from 1901 to 2001
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001
Population 238 207 186 186 163 126 200
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[5]

Location grid[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ekwall, E. (1940) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names; 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press; p. 5
  3. ^ Webb C, Where to find Mackenzie Crook's Detectorists in Suffolk, Radio Times. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  4. ^ "Suffolk County Council - 2001 Census Profiles" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  5. ^ a b "A Vision of Britain Through Time". University of Portsmouth & others. Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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