Place:Wangford (near Mildenhall), Suffolk, England

NameWangford (near Mildenhall)
Alt namesWangford
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.422°N 0.572°E
Located inSuffolk, England
See alsoMildenhall Rural, Suffolk, Englandrural district in which the civil parish was located 1894-1974
Forest Heath District, Suffolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Wangford (near Brandon) and Wangford (near Mildenhall) are one and the same place as will be shown by an examination of this Ordnance Survey Map of Suffolk circa 1900 provided by A Vision of Britain through Time. Wangford was in Mildenhall Rural District; therefore Wangford (near Mildenhall) was selected as the name WeRelate would use for the place.

There is yet another Wangford (near Halesworth) located east of Halesworth and south of the former Wangford Rural District.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wangford is a civil parish since 1974 in the Forest Heath District of the English county of Suffolk. The RAF Lakenheath airbase is in the east of the parish with the main runway extending into it. The parish today consists of only a few scattered buildings including a church and 16th century hall. It has one of the lowest populations of any parish in Suffolk with only seven residents at the 2001 census. Wangford is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Lakenheath and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Brandon, close to the A1065 road.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wangford, Forest Heath.

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