Place:Acton, Suffolk, England

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NameActon
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.07121°N 0.759191°E
Located inSuffolk, England

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Acton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk. The parish also includes the hamlets of Cuckoo Tye and Newman's Green. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the name is Village by the Oaks.

The Domesday Book records the population of Acton in 1086 to be 83. All Saints is the local church. There are five bells that hang in the church with the heaviest weighing 8-1-4 cwt

Between 2001 and 2002 the Reliant Robin, the United Kingdom's best known three-wheel car, was produced in the village's industrial estate.

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