Framlingham Articles


Earl Soham: A Fascinating History

The pretty village of Earl Soham, 2 miles west of the delightful market town of Framlingham, began as an ancient Roman settlement. Its name means the "hamlet by water of the Earls", in reference to the Bigod family, the Earls of Norfolk, who once owned the village. In Earl S...

by John | May 1, 2014 |


All Saints of Brandeston & the Witchfinder General

Green and tranquil, four miles south-west of Framlingham, you will find the little village of Brandeston, with its Hall School built in 1543 and now part of Framlingham College and the thirteenth century church of All Saints that overlooks the beautiful Deben Valley. Against such an idyllic b...

by John | Apr 29, 2014 |


Framlingham Church of St Michael and The Howard Tombs

Most visitors to Framlingham put a tour of the castle at the top of their list of 'must dos'. So impressive is this 12th century stronghold, which later became the prestigious residence of the Dukes of Norfolk, it would be easy to overlook the nearby, somewhat les...

by John | Apr 2, 2014 |


A tour thro' ... Framlingham, by Daniel Defoe

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727.Here is an excerpt from his entry on Framlingham, Suffolk:

by John | Aug 9, 2013 |


Suffolk’s Farming Past: Sibton Abbey

In 1539, all monastic property was transferred to the control of King Henry VIII, including great tracks of land across the county of Suffolk.  Whilst Suffolk’s abbeys were not amongst the largest in the country, the three wealthiest at Bury St Edmund’s (second only to...

by John | Dec 19, 2011 |

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