About the Church

HITCHAM is one of the largest parishes in south Suffolk.  Now 3,872 acres, before 1934 it was 4,270 acres (including a detached part of Brettenham that was re-united with Hitcham in 1885).  However it is likely that Anglo-Saxon Hitcham was even larger as topographical...

Professor John Stevens Henslow

John Stevens Henslow was born in Maidstone, Kent, in 1796, the eldest of eleven children.  His father was a solicitor and his grandfather, Sir John Henslow, had been Master of Chatham Dockyard and Chief Surveyor of the Royal Navy.  His was a family of amateur...