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Freston is notable as the location of the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England. The centre of the outbreak was Latimer Cottages, where it is thought plague-bearing rats may have come ashore with smuggled goods. However, the diagnosis of plague has been disputed.
Amenities and places of interest
- St. Peter's church
- The Freston Boot public house
- Freston Wood
- Freston Tower
For transport there is the B1456 road nearby.
- "Neighbourhood Statistics - Freston parish". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- Benedictow, Ole Jørgen (2004). The Black Death, 1346-1353: the complete history. Boydell & Brewer. p. 20. ISBN 0-85115-943-5.
- Shrewsbury, J. F. D. (2005). A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 509–510. ISBN 0-521-02247-9.
Media related to Freston, Suffolk at Wikimedia Commons
- "St. Peter's church - suffolkchurches.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Freston Boot - suffolkcamra.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Freston Wood EADT Suffolk Magazine Walks by Michael Anderton - anderton.btinternet.co.uk". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Freston Tower - landmarktrust.org.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Listed buildings in Freston - britishlistedbuildings.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Freston Local History Page - wanborough.ukuhost.co.uk". Retrieved 14 April 2012.
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