Santon Downham 

the heart of the Forest

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Village Hall & Club
360 degree views
Forest Enterprise
Other topics


Santon Downham is a lovely spot in the heart of Thetford Forest in Suffolk.  

We've bought the domain as a resource for people who live in or simply love the village. We've just started to build the site in February 2004, and it will probably change in structure and appearance in the coming weeks. We are happy to include events, pictures, articles and so on - contact us if you have anything you would like adding. 

The village now has the splendid new Santon Downham Centre, adjoining the Breckland Club. The Centre was built to replace the Village Hall and opened in 2004. It has its own website - - which gives details of facilities for hire and events taking place. You can take a look inside the Centre through one of our 360 degree photographs.

So far, this website mainly contains information from the 22 villages local history millennium project, sponsored by Forest Heath District Council. This project led to a book and a website. The 22 villages website may still be online, but we have republished Santon Downham's content here and will be adding new material. Please note that some web pages drawn from the original 22 villages site may be out of date as they were written several years ago - though most relate to village history.

Note on copyright: Photos and articles on this site come from a variety of sources. If you wish to republish any of the material, please let us know and we will try to put you in touch with the copyright holder. The photos on the site are of too low a resolution for printing - we may also be able to arrange for you to be supplied with higher resolution copies for printing for your own use. 2004, designed and maintained by Icehouse Media drawing on material from the Forest Heath District Council 22 villages website, designed by ArtAtac

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Last updated 23 January 2006