Fornham All Saints Village

Probably the best village in Suffolk

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Welcome to our Village - Probably the best village in Suffolk

Welcome to the website of Fornham All Saints which is a small rural village situated to the northwest of Bury St Edmunds in the St Edmundsbury Area of Suffolk. It is situated about 2 miles from Bury St Edmunds with the main part of the village lying along the B1106.

It boasts two golf courses and has access to a comprehensive choice of walking routes into the surrounding countryside.

There are three Fornhams in the area: Fornham All Saints, Fornham St Genevieve and Fornham St Martin.

Fornham was the site of a battle in 1173, which is believed to be the only documented pitched battle to have been fought in Suffolk. It has been said that around 10,000 Flemings lost their lives during the battle and many bones had been found, some in mass graves.

The battle of Fornham was the turning point in the rebellion againts Henry II. The Earl and Countess of Leicester and their main supporters at Fornham were taken prisoner to Henry in Normandy and truces were arranged with other rebellious barons.

Today there is a thriving Pub, The Three Kings Public House; an Organic Shop, with a Cafe and Bistro; a Church and many social acitivies taking place in both the Village Hall and the Community Centre.