Place:Long Melford, Suffolk, England


NameLong Melford
Alt namesMelfordsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.085941°N 0.720885°E
Located inSuffolk, England

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Long Melford (or Melford, as it is known locally) is a large village and civil parish in the county of Suffolk, England. It is on Suffolk's border with Essex, which is marked by the River Stour, approximately from Colchester and from Bury St. Edmunds. The parish also includes the hamlets of Bridge Street and Cuckoo Tye.

Its name is derived from the nature of the village's layout (originally concentrated along a 3-mile stretch of a single road) and the Mill ford crossing the Chad Brook (a tributary of the River Stour).

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