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Welcome to Freckenham

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 RowFreckenham is a fen-edge village situated in the extreme north-west of Suffolk, on the boundary of Cambridgeshire. It is bordered on the north by the River Lark and the Kennet to the south-west, with the Lee Brook bisecting its northern half to link the Kennet with the Lark. It is now 846 hectares, c. 2090 acres, but was once 2520 acres, losing the difference when Red Lodge became a separate parish in the 1980s. The soil falls into two extremes, deep peat at the Fen edge beside the Lark and sand on the Breckland heath, the greater part being well drained coarse and fine loams over chalk. The crops grown are primarily wheat, barley and sugar beet. The parish has a long history with coin hoards and random finds suggesting continuous settlement from at least the Bronze Age.

 Freckenham's School  Mon 18/12/00

Village contact is Sandie Geddes Sandie is also the author of our excellent 22villages project pack


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A Forest Heath District Council (Suffolk) Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Millennium Festival 2000 Designed by ArtAtac