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Barton Mills, Suffolk

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Barton Mills, Suffolk

Barton Mills is a village and civil parish in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk, England. The village is on the south bank of the River Lark. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Corn farm by the mill. The village was originally called Barton Parva (Little Barton). The name changed in the eighteenth century and it has been postualted that over time the travellers from London to Norwich used Little Barton as a half way house and began using the name Barton Mills.
DistrictForest Heath
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL7173
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Population867 (2001 census)

Other names by which Barton Mills, Suffolk has been known in the past

Little Barton

Barton Mills, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Barton Mills, par., W. Suffolk, 1½ mile SE. of Mildenhall and 5 miles NW. of Bury St Edmunds, 2059 ac., pop. 468; P.O.

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