This book tells the story of the Thornham Estate in Suffolk. It reveals the development of a Suffolk landscape and the people who inhabited it, travelling back through its long history and giving an insight into its past, bringing the story right up to opening of the twenty-first century. There is evidence of activity in the new stone age, and it became a local centre in the Roman period. It was the home of a medieval hermit before taking on a new role as a centre of a large rural estate of a London merchant family who became county landowners. The authors relate developments at Thornham to what was happening further along the Waveney Valley in the South Elmham Parishes. Evidence is used from extensive archaeological fieldwork and documentary research in both areas.
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