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Cavendish, Suffolk

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Cavendish, Suffolk

Cavendish is a village and civil parish in the Stour Valley in Suffolk, England. It is 18 kilometres from Bury St Edmunds and 23 kilometres from Newmarket. It is believed that Cavendish is called so because a man called Cafa used to own a pasture or 'edisc' there, and it therefore became known as Cafa's Edisc and eventually Cavendish. It was home to Sir John Cavendish, the ancestor of the Dukes of Devonshire who was involved in suppressing the Peasants' Revolt.
DistrictSt Edmundsbury
Post townSUDBURY
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL8046
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01787
 

Other names by which Cavendish, Suffolk has been known in the past

Kanauadisc ~ Kanauadis ~ Kauanadisc ~ Kauanadis

Cavendish, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Cavendish, par. and ry. sta., W. Suffolk, on river Stour, 7½ m. NW. of Sudbury, 3354 ac., pop. 1149; P.O.

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