Welcome to the Thornhams

The Thornhams are two small Suffolk villages near the town of Eye. They are situated, mostly, within the area of the Thornham Estate, one of the old great estates of Suffolk,  located in the valley of the River Dove in rural north Suffolk.

Our hall is for hire – details here.

To find out if it is free consult the calendar here

Dear all
To help us talk and support each other in the current circumstances, we’ve set up a Thornhams WhatsApp group. People from both Thornhams can email magnaclerk@thornhams.org asking for an invitation to join.. 
We hope the group will for instance link people to help with shopping, prescription collection, etc or simply to chat. 
If you’d rather not use WhatsApp, then you could ring Tina 01379788207, Eileen on 01379678650, Joan 01379788468 and we’ll do our best to help.
Also, of course, do ask your neighbours if they need anything. The village email list is extensive but doesn’t cover everyone.
Keep well, all the best.
Clerk to Thornham Magna Village Meeting


This new Home page is still being created.

You can find the previous ‘posts’ home page here

Thornham Bowls Club postings can be found here

The twin villages of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva lie within a mile or so of each other through wooded country lanes. The surrounding area is mostly arable farming & cattle on the water meadows through which the River Dove flows. The combined population in 2001 was about 170, being measured at 210 in 2011.

They are separate civil parishes both of which are too small to have parish councils. They are each governed by a ‘Parsh’ or ‘Village’ meeting. All residents can attend and vote at the meeting. The minutes are posted on this site here. Thornham Magna Thornham Parva

To learn more about the Thornhams visit Notes from Thornham. an exceptional historical record of the Thornhams and the surrounding area. originally published in The Messenger over the last three years.

Installation of a defribulator in Thornham Magna behind the classic red phone box that is now to a ‘Bookswap’ point.

Thornham Magna the larger more southerly of the villages has a grade II* listed pub, The Four Horseshoes, the Street Forge Workshop and the Thornham Walks located within its parish.

Events notices at Thornham Walks
Thornham Parva Church.

Thornham Parva has a rare thatched church which has the grave of Sir Basil Spence the architect of the new Coventry Cathederal. but only a few scattered houses.

The two parishes share a substantial brick built Parish Hall dating from 1924.