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St Andrew's Church, Cavenham.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Cavenham
Cavenham is located in Suffolk
Cavenham shown within Suffolk
Population 136 (2011 census)
OS grid reference TL7669
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°17′48″N 0°35′02″E / 52.2968°N 00.5839°E / 52.2968; 00.5839Coordinates: 52°17′48″N 0°35′02″E / 52.2968°N 00.5839°E / 52.2968; 00.5839

Cavenham is a civil parish in Suffolk, England, 10 kilometres (6 mi) northwest of Bury St Edmunds. It is in the local government district of Forest Heath, and the electoral ward of Icini.[1] At the 2001 UK census, Cavenham Parish had a population of 127.[2] In the 1870s it had a population of 229.[3]

The parish includes Cavenham Heath, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with a sand and gravel quarry close to it[4] and is the location of the Black Ditches, an Anglo-Saxon boundary ditch which is believed to be the most easterly of a series of early Anglo-Saxon defensive earthworks built across the Icknield Way. Part of this also forms an SSSI to the south-east of the village.


  1. ^ "Ward: Icini" (PDF). Forest Heath District Council. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Cavenham CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Cavenham Through Time". Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Planning Applications – R03/214". Suffolk County Council. 2003-11-04. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2008-05-25.