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Welcome to Gazeley

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 visitThe Manor of Desingla (Desning) which took in ownership of the Church of Gaseleia (Gazeley) and the tithes of Desingla enjoys considerable mention in the Doomsday Book (1086). William the Conqueror gave the Manor to Richard de Clare and for 400 years from 1124 the vicar of Gazeley was appointed by Stoke Priory which was controlled by Richard. The spelling of the name changed from Oadesley (1234) to Gazeley (1603) through various combinations.

 Gazeley's Spring Fair   Mon 18/12/00

The village is set in green countryside with fine trees enhancing the dignity of it's ancient church, dedicated to All Saints. The Parish Church occupies a commanding position in the centre of the village and this ancient building offers many features of interest to visitors.

Gazeley is a pleasant village, a place of infinite charm but is more, it possesses a history of some consequence linked as it is with the names of some of the most important people of the day.

 

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