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Hitcham

Photo from Hitcham

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Population (2011) of Hitcham: 774.


Local licensing authority for Hitcham is Babergh.

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About Hitcham

Hitcham is a long, linear settlement with some nice thatched cottages. It was recorded in Domesday as "Hecham". Rev. Professor John Stevens Henslow, one time rector of the parish, was also the tutor and mentor of Charles Darwin whilst he was at Cambridge. Henslow was also a prime mover behind the establishment of Ipswich Museum and assisted Sir William Hooker at Kew Gardens.

The Mill House (on the Water Run, near Brettenham Road) is an early or mid 19th century house associated with an old tower mill which stood nearby from 1820 until 1928.