Great Saxham

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Introduction

Recorded in Domesday as "Saxham" or "Sexham". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Saxham pua".

The White Horse was historically in Great Saxham, but boundary changes moved it into Risby.

A putative Deserted Mediaeval Village has been suggested by finds of mediaeval building materials during pipe-laying on pasture land south of the village. No other evidence has been found however. Great Saxham Hall is a large country house built between 1789 and 1798.

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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