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Little Wenham is a small village in Suffolk, England. It is part of the civil parish (where the population is also included) of Wenham Parva (the ancient name for Little Wenham) within Babergh district.
The village is home to Wenham Castle, a castellated manor house and one of the oldest houses in England; built by John de Villabus in the 13th century, it was built using some of the first English-made bricks. In later centuries it was the home of the Debenhams, who were notorious for violent and lawless behaviour, but who were so powerful in Suffolk that successive monarchs were forced to rely on their support rather than take any steps to curb them. From the Debenhams it passed to their relations the Brewse (or Brewes) family.
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