Felsham

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Felsham
St Peter Felsham - geograph.org.uk - 1018906.jpg
St Peter's Church, Felsham
Felsham is located in Suffolk
Felsham
Felsham
Felsham shown within Suffolk
Population 420 (2005)[1]
448 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference TL946570
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURY ST EDMUNDS
Postcode district IP30
Dialling code 01449
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°10′38″N 0°50′48″E / 52.17727°N 0.84672°E / 52.17727; 0.84672Coordinates: 52°10′38″N 0°50′48″E / 52.17727°N 0.84672°E / 52.17727; 0.84672

Felsham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. In 2005 its population was 420.[1]

History[edit]

The origin of the name "Felsham" is not clear, but one theory gives its meaning as Faela or "pleasant enclosure".[3] Felsham was listed as Fealsham in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Church[edit]

The church of St Peter serves the parish of Felsham. The present church was largely built in the 14th and 15th century and has an impressive north porch. The interior was unsympathetically renovated during the 19th century.[4]

Village life[edit]

The village is home to the Six Bells public house. Parts of the present building date from the 16th century, though it was largely rebuilt in the 19th and 20th centuries. Felsham was also the home of the Mudlen End Studio, which produced ceramic models of mainly cottages and dwellings from the local area.

References[edit]

  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 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1960). Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. 
  4. ^ "Felsham". English Church Architecture. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Felsham at Wikimedia Commons