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Lavenham, Suffolk

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Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. It is noted for its 15th century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walk. In the medieval period it was among the 20 wealthiest settlements in England. Currently, it is a popular day-trip destination for British people from across the country and Americans from the air bases of Lakenheath and Mildenhall, along with another historic wool town in the area, Long Melford.
Post townSUDBURY
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTL9149
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01787

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

Lancham ~ Lenham ~ Lauenham ~ Lauen

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

Lavenham, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Suffolk, in valley of river Brett, 5 m. NE. of Melford sta. and 10 m. SE. of Bury St Edmunds, 2887 ac., p o. 1838; P.O.

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