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Aldham, Suffolk


Aldham St Mary church
Aldham is located in Suffolk
 Aldham shown within Suffolk
Population 175 [1]
OS grid reference
District Babergh
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP7
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Aldham is a village and civil parish in the Babergh district of Suffolk, England. Located around 8 miles (13 km) west of Ipswich, in 2005 it had a population of 200, reducing to 175 at the 2011 Census.

According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Ealda's meadow/enclosure or old meadow/enclosure.[2] The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, at which time it had a population of 16.

The church of Aldham St Mary is one of 38 existing round-tower churches in Suffolk. It appears in the second series of the BBC Four television series Detectorists.

On 1555 Aldham Common was the location for the matyrdom of the English Protestant Rowland Taylor during the Marian Persecutions.


  • Demography 1
    • Population change 1.1
  • Location grid 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


According to the Office for National Statistics, at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Aldham had a population of 200,[3] reducing to 175 at the 2011 Census.

Population change

Population growth in Aldham from 1801 to 1891
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891
Population 197 251 292 318 293 307 238 228
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[4]
Population growth in Aldham from 1901 to 2001
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001
Population 238 207 186 186 163 126 200
Source: A Vision of Britain Through Time[4]

Location grid


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  2. ^ Ekwall, E. (1940) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names; 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press; p. 5
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  4. ^ a b

External links

  • St Mary, Aldham Suffolk Churches
  • Website with photos of Aldham St Mary
  • Aldham in the Domesday Book

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