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Mellis, Suffolk

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Mellis, Suffolk

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.
DistrictMid Suffolk
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM0974
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk

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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