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Fornham All Saints

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Population  1,160 (2011)
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Suffolk
OS grid reference  TL837676
Country  England
Post town  Bury St Edmunds
District  St Edmundsbury
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Fornham All Saints is a small settlement in Suffolk, England in the St Edmundsbury area. It is north-northwest of the town of Bury St Edmunds and 500m west of Fornham St Genevieve.

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The village sign depicts a helmet and crossed swords commemorating two battles that took place here. In c902 King Edward fought off a cousin to retain the English crown. In 1173 Henry II defeated the Earl of Leicester and a Flemish army at the Battle of Fornham. Today the historic village is more peaceful. It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Fernham omnium Sanctorum".

There's evidence of a small prehistoric or Roman settlement near Pigeon Lane, with as many as four hut circles.

The journalist and author Harold Begbie was born in Fornham, St. Martin, in 1871.

The Three Kings pub is on the western outskirts of the village, at the junction of the A1101 and B1106.

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