Welcome to Earl Soham Village Website

Earl Soham is a beautiful and traditional village lying in the heart of Suffolk’s gently undulating countryside. This ancient settlement is sited around a Roman road and derives its name from Soham, meaning hamlet or homestead by water and Earl which is a reference to the Bigod family, earls of Norfolk to whom the village once belonged. There are many interesting period houses and cottages in the village reflecting its long history and, in order to maintain the traditional look, much of the village has been designated a Conservation Area.

21st Century Earl Soham 

Modern day Earl Soham bestrides the busy A1120 which runs North and East from Stowmarket to Yoxford and is a friendly and thriving community with a population of just under 500. 

For a relatively small village, Earl Soham enjoys some very fine facilities, shops and clubs, including a well utilised village hall, a beautiful 12th century Church, a popular primary school, very active tennis and bowls clubs, a newly formed allotment society, a brewery, a pub, a bed and breakfast, an excellent butcher and general store and a delicatessen and coffee shop. 

Earl Soham also has a very active business centre with a thriving commercial community.

Recent Council Minutes

  • MINUTES Sept 2016.pdf   92k - 13 Sep 2016, 07:19 by Richard Tinkler (v1)
    ‎Unsigned Minutes 12th Sept 2016‎
  • MINUTES 11th July 2016.pdf   90k - 13 Sep 2016, 07:19 by Richard Tinkler (v1)
    ‎Signed Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 11th July 2016 ‎
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Recent Items of Village News

  • Village Green in the News The EADT for 24 September has an article highlighting the erosion of the village green by heavy traffic.  You can read the article by following this link
    Posted by Chris Hoare
  • Church Fete 2016 Well what a brilliant day again! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect summer’s day and the visitors turned up in numbers – the car park was full ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2016, 05:48 by Chris Hoare
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