Barsham, Suffolk


Barsham Holy Trinity
 Barsham shown within Suffolk
Population 215 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTM395899
Shire countySuffolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Beccles
Postcode district NR34 8
Dialling code 01502
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°27′18″N 1°31′26″E / 52.455°N 1.524°E / 52.455; 1.524

Barsham is a village and civil parish in the Waveney district of the English county of Suffolk. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Beccles south of the River Waveney on the edge of the Broads. It is dispersed along the B1062 Beccles to Bungay road, 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Ringsfield.

Barsham Holy Trinity[2] is one of 38 existing round-tower churches in Suffolk and a Grade I listed building.[3]

Horatio Nelson's mother Catherine Suckling was born in the former rectory on 9 May 1725.[4] She was important to him, despite her death when he was just nine years old - "The thought of former days brings all my mother to my heart, which shows itself in my eyes," he later recorded. The house is near the main road, close to the church, which has a stained glass window commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar.


  1. Civil Parish population 2011. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  2. Suffolk Churches site, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-24
  3. Waveney District Council Listed Buildings in Waveney District Area, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-20
  4. English Heritage Images of England - The Rectory, Barsham. Retrieved 2009-04-24

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