is a large village and civil parish
in the Mid Suffolk
district of Suffolk
in Eastern England
. In the 2001 census the population recorded was 1,728.
The River Deben
rises in the parish, and runs along a prolonged ford
through the village, and claims to be the third longest ford in the United Kingdom
Services and Amenities
This large village has many shops including a supermarket, green grocers, butcher, bakers, florists, antiques, hardware, pottery and newsagents. There are two pubs, The Woolpack and The Angel, and several cafes. Services include a post office, library, pharmacy, doctors, police station and fire station.Debenham High School
(for students aged 11–16) is situated on Gracechurch Street. Debenham also has a primary school for ages 5-11.
The local football club, Debenham LC
is based at the village's leisure centre, and plays in Division One of the Eastern Counties League
Debenham Arts Festival started in 2009 and runs each year for a week in June.