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Sunday 25th August

Holy Communion

9.30 am

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Heritage Archives

The theme for the display in the Church this month is:

Fab Four Flower Festival

Our Diocese

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 The latest new archives 

Kerridge family history

Rectory, now Old Recotry

Local OS maps

Register of Electors 1880s/90s

Threeways history

Fab Four Flower Festival



Rev Lucas History of the Village


The Rev Lucas was Rector of Campsea Ashe from 1906 to 1915. He was author of a remarkable book "Notes on Campsea Ashe", the original of which is still in existance. It was written in his own handwriting and contained many photographs. As well as providing a unique insight into life in the village in the early 20th century, Lucas also wrote a personal diary of The Great War and this was included as part of his history. The first section, 1914 - 15 was written whilst he was living at Campsea Ashe, the second, 1915 - 20, after he had retired away from the village.

The original book has been professionally restored by a local book conservator as it was in a poor condition. A digital version is now available - click on the icons below to view the digital version. (Once the digital version has been launched a pdf version can be downloaded by clicking on the  icon).

A transcript is also available - scoll down to locate the links to this.

To arrange to view the original please send us an email using the contact box below.


Part One

The Parish

Notes on Campsea Ashe Part 1 The Parish

 Part Two

The Church

 Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Two The Church

Part Three


Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Three Buildings

Part Four


Notes on Campsea Ashe Part 4 Churchwardens

Part Five

Land taxes and tithes

Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Five Land Tax and Tithes

Part Six


Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Six Rendlesham

Part Seven

Domesday Book

Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Seven Domesday Book

Part Eight

Later Notes

Notes on Campsea Ashe Part Eight Later Notes

Part Nine

The Great War

Noteson Campsea Ashe Part Nine The Great War



The original document has been transcribed (by Tina Morford and Peter Carter) and is now available below. Click on the links to open the transcripts.

History of Campsea Ashe

The Great War diary 1914-15

The Great War Diary 1915 - 20



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