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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 May 2016.pdf   88k - 10 May 2016, 02:10 by Richard Tinkler (v1)
    ‎Unsigned Minutes‎
  • Minutes of APM 21st April 2016.pdf   80k - 22 Apr 2016, 08:56 by Richard Tinkler (v1)
    ‎Unapproved Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting 21/04/16‎
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Recent Items of Village News

  • Suffolk Year of Walks Suffolk’s Year of Walking is a campaign celebrating walking in Suffolk. Itprovides a platform that will promote walking events and activities, as wellas provide inspiration and opportunities ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2016, 05:25 by Chris Hoare
  • Queen's 90th Birthday Party Sunday June 12th 2.00 till 4.30 p.m.Bring & Share Picnic on the Village GreenBring your own food & drink and something to sit onChildren's ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 04:27 by Earl Soham Parish Council
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