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Welcome to Barton Mills

Lakenheath Beck Row Mildenhall Holywell Row Eriswell Santon Downham Brandon Elveden Icklingham Freckenham Worlington Red Lodge Barton Mills Herringswell Tuddenham Cavenham Higham Kentford Exning Newmarket Moulton Dalham Gazeley Wangford West RowHover over to see village name then click to visitWe are delighted to be part of this heritage community initiative run by Forest Heath District Council and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Millennium Festival

 Barton Mills's Timeline   Thu 01/02/01

Barton Mills is a beautiful little village located just south of the town of Mildenhall.

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe Lark River runs between Barton Mills and Mildenhall and it is only a short walk down a quaint footpath with two arched bridges to get from one to the other. The footpath is adjacent to the Norah Hanbury Kelk nature reserve and leads to the village playing field

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe village hall was built adjacent to the playing field in 1931 and is frequently used for official and social functions. A short walk down The Street will reveal many of the village's highlights.

 

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe parish church of St Mary is of the embattled type with a South porch and Western tower. The marvellous hand-painted glass depicting St John the Baptist and St Edmund can be seen in the church. The  > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnclock was inserted in the tower in1911. 

 

 

The National Autistic Society's Middle Field Manor (or Barton Hall as it was originally known) is located off of The Street. 

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe post office/grocery and the village pub,  > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe Bell, are located in the village centre. A walk continuing down The Street will lead past the Baptist Church and many beautiful homes. The homes are a mixture of historic buildings and modern brick houses. 

The street ends at the former coaching inn, The Bull. This sits across form the A 11 to London.  

 > Simply click to enlarge... then use the [Back] button to returnThe village name may mean "the corn farm by the mill". However, the village of Barton Mills was once called "Little Barton". It is said that many of the maps of the 18th century did not show the small village of Little Barton. The maps did show the turnpike road from Norwich to London (now the A11) and the Mill next to the road. The Mill was marked on the map in bold letters, Barton Mills. Over time the name was adopted.

Barton Mills is also famous for its annual Scarecrow Festival. The village was officially recognised in 1999 as having the festival with more scarecrows than any other festival in the world and became a Guinness Book record holder.

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