Debenham village sign
|Area||16.89 km2 (6.52 sq mi)|
|Population||2,210 (2011) inc Winston & Aspall|
|o Density||131/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01728 86|
|Ambulance||East of England|
In 1086, Debenham was a comparatively large village of 69 households in the hundred of Claydon.
Village amenities and facilities include a post office, library, pharmacy, doctors' surgery, a police station and fire station, cafes, a supermarket, a newsagents, green grocers, butcher, baker, florist and antiques dealer, and hardware and pottery outlets. There are two pubs, the Woolpack and the Angel. St Mary's Arts Exhibition started in 1976 and runs each year during the summer. There is also a yearly fete on High Street.
Debenham High School first opened in 1964 on Gracechurch Street and caters for 650 pupils aged 11-16. Debenham also has a primary school, Sir Robert Hitcham CEVAP School, for ages 5-11 on School Corner.