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Barnham is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of the English county of Suffolk. It is about 3mi south of Thetford and 9mi north of Bury St Edmunds on the A134. The village of Euston is 1mi to the east. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is "Beorn's homestead".HistoryEast Farm, Barnham, is an important Lower Palaeolithic archaeological site dating to the dating to the Hoxnian Stage, approximately 400,000 years ago.The Domesday Book records the population of Barnham in 1086 to be 35 families - a large village at this time. The village was part of the holdings of Earl Hugh of Chester, having been held by Edward the Confessor in 1066. The parish church is dedicated to St Gregory and was heavily restored in the 19th century. The village was previously split into two parishes, divided between the diocese of St Edmundsbury and of Thetford until 1639. The ruins of the church of St Martin remain in the village.From 1808 to 1814, Barnham was the site of a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth. Barnham railway station was on the Thetford to Bury St Edmunds line but closed in 1960. Barnham Windmill was a three storey tower mill in the village built in 1821. It has been converted to residential accommodation.
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