Mendham, Suffolk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mendham
Mendham - Church of All Saints.jpg
Church of All Saints
Mendham is located in Suffolk
Mendham
Mendham
Mendham shown within Suffolk
Population440 (2005)[1]
451 (2011)[2]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHarleston
Postcode districtIP20
PoliceSuffolk
FireSuffolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°23′52″N 1°20′15″E / 52.397669°N 1.337629°E / 52.397669; 1.337629Coordinates: 52°23′52″N 1°20′15″E / 52.397669°N 1.337629°E / 52.397669; 1.337629

Mendham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the east bank of the River Waveney around a mile east of Harleston, in 2005 its population was 440.[1] The parish includes the hamlets of Withersdale Street. The Mendham Marshes are also within the parish boundaries.

Until the 19th century, around 25% of the parish fell in Norfolk and 75% in Suffolk.[3]

Mendham's most famous son, born to a local miller, went on to become Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959), known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken enemy of Modernism. An extract of one of his paintings, featuring gypsy Charlotte Gray leading a pony, has been incorporated into the Mendham village sign. Her husband Frederick or 'Nobby' Gray was one of Alfred's closest friends and a model in some of his paintings. Both Nobby and Charlotte are buried in All Saints churchyard in Mendham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  3. ^ William White (1844). History, gazetteer, and directory of Suffolk. p. 449.

External links[edit]