Welcome to Freckenham
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.
Village contact is Sandie