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Exning is a village in Suffolk, England. It lies just off the A14 trunk road, roughly 12 miles east-northeast of Cambridge, and 10 miles south-south-east of Ely. The nearest large town is Newmarket. The most conspicuous building in Exning is the church of St Martin, which is visible from the A14. Exning is reputed to have been the birthplace of Saint Ethelreda, to whom the cathedral at Ely is dedicated, though this is disputed.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Exning, Suffolk has been known in the past
Ixning ~ Essel
Exning, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Exning, par. and vil., in detached part of Suffolk, 2 miles NW. of Newmarket, 5710 ac., pop. 1791; P.O.; contains Exning Hall.
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