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Lakenheath, Suffolk

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Lakenheath, Suffolk

Lakenheath is a town in Suffolk, England. It has around 8,200 residents, and is situated in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk, close to the county boundaries of both Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and at the meeting point of the The Fens and the Breckland natural environments. Lakenheath is host to the largest USAF base in the United Kingdom, RAF Lakenheath. Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve, created in 1996, restored wetlands from agricultural fields that were growing carrots.
DistrictForest Heath
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL7182
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01842
 

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

Lanheath ~ Lakingaheda ~ Laringahetha

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

Lakenheath, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (2½ miles N. of vil.), Suffolk--par., 10, 550 ac., pop. 1877; vil., 4½ miles SW. of Brandom; P.O.; to W. of vil. is Lakenheath Town Moor, and to SE. is Lakenheath Warren, covering nearly 3000 ac. Lakenheath New Lode flows past the vil. to the river Brandon, or Little Ouse.

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