Friston

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Not to be confused with Friston, East Sussex.

Coordinates: 52°11′24″N 1°31′41″E / 52.190°N 1.528°E / 52.190; 1.528

Friston
St Mary Magdalene C of E, Friston - geograph.org.uk - 1436210.jpg
St Mary Magdalene Church, Friston
Friston is located in Suffolk
Friston
Friston
 Friston shown within Suffolk
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SAXMUNDHAM
EU Parliament East of England
Website http://www.friston.org.uk/
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Friston is a village in Suffolk, England. It is 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Saxmundham, its post town, and 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Aldeburgh. The River Alde bounds the village on the south. The surrounding land is chiefly arable. The soil becomes partly marshy in the lower grounds. The village is noted for its early nineteenth century post mill.[1]

Its name is recorded in the Domesday Book as Frisetuna and seems to come from Anglo-Saxon Frīsa tūn = "the farmstead of the Frisians"; some of them may have come with the Angles and Saxons.

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