Hitcham’s Lottery Success!

Hitcham’s Lottery Success!

Thanks to funding received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Reverend Professor John Stevens Henslow’s work will finally be recorded in a permanent exhibition in Hitcham church where he was once rector. Henslow is of regional, national and international...

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...