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Mellis is a small village in Suffolk, England. It has the largest area of unfenced common land in England. Oliver Cromwell exercised his troops in Mellis. It once had a railway station on the main line between London and Norwich, and a small branch line that ran to nearby Eye. In summer rare plants such as green-winged orchid, sulphur clover and adder’s tongue fern flourish. The abundance of small mammals also makes the site a favourite hunting ground for barn owl and tawny owl.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Mellis, Suffolk has been known in the past
Mellels ~ Melles ~ Metles
Mellis, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Mellis, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in N. of Suffolk, 5 miles SW. of Diss and 3 miles W. of Eye, 1344 ac., pop. 471; P.O.
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