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Debenham village sign
Debenham is located in Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Population2,051 [1]
2,210 (2011)[2]
OS grid referenceTM173632
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
List of places
52°13′26″N 1°10′48″E / 52.224°N 1.180°E / 52.224; 1.180Coordinates: 52°13′26″N 1°10′48″E / 52.224°N 1.180°E / 52.224; 1.180

Debenham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk, England.[3] The River Deben rises in the parish, and flows along a prolonged ford through the village.[4]

In 1086, Debenham was a comparatively large village of 69 households in the hundred of Claydon.[5]

In the 2001 census parish population was recorded as 1,728.[6] In 2005 the population increased to 2,040.[1]

Debenham Arts Festival started in 2009 and runs each year for a week in June.[citation needed] There is also a yearly fete on High Street.[citation needed]

Village amenities and facilities include a post office, library, pharmacy, doctors' surgery, a police station and fire station, cafes, a supermarket, a newsagents, green grocers, butcher, baker, florist and antiques dealer, and hardware and pottery outlets. There are two pubs, the Woolpack and the Angel.[citation needed]

Debenham High School (for pupils aged 11–16) is on Gracechurch Street. Debenham also has a primary school for ages 5–11.[citation needed]

The local football club, Debenham LC is based at the village's leisure centre, and plays in Division One of the Eastern Counties League.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. ^ OS Explorer map 211: Bury St.Edmunds and Stowmarket Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton A2 edition. Publishing Date:2008. ISBN 978 0319240519
  4. ^ "Fords in Suffolk". Wet Roads. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ Open Domesday Online: Debenham
  6. ^ Debenham Profile Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine OCSI commissioned by Suffolk Acre 2007

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