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Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Saxmundham, Suffolk

Saxmundham is a small market town in Suffolk, England. It is set in the valley of the River Fromus, a tributary of the River Alde, approximately 18 miles northeast of Ipswich and 5 miles west of the coast at Sizewell. The town is bypassed by the A12 and is served by Saxmundham railway station on the East Suffolk Line.
DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Post townSAXMUNDHAM
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM3863
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01728
Population2,712 (2001 Census)
 

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

Saxmunday ~ Samundeham ~ Sasmundesham ~ Sasmundeham ~ Saxmondeham

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

Saxmundham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Suffolk, 11 miles S. of Halesworth and 20 NE. of Ipswich by rail, 1101 ac., pop. 1318; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town stands between two hills, is well built, and has an ancient church, a market hall for corn, a free school, and important trade in corn.

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