Church of St Martin, Exning
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Exning is a village in Suffolk, England.
The most conspicuous building in Exning is the church of St Martin, which is visible from the A14.
Since the time of William the Conqueror, Exning was in Lackford Hundred. Later the hundred was a part of the Liberty of Ely. When the Liberty was revoked, the hundred and thus Exning became a part of Suffolk again. Until boundary reforms in 1894, Exning was an enclave of Suffolk totally surrounded by the county of Cambridgeshire. In the reforms the parish of Newmarket All Saints (in Cambridgeshire) was transferred to Suffolk which gave Exning a "bridge" to the rest of Suffolk.
A spring at Exning was named St Wendreda's Well, and a local legend had it that the seventh-century Saint Wendreda used its water for healing. Newmarket jockeys used to take horses there to drink before a race.
During the Second World War, the headquarters of No 3 Group of RAF Bomber Command were located in Exning House. Nearby Newmarket Heath, the northwest corner of which borders on Exning, was used as an airfield for, amongst others, Stirling III Bombers of No. 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF. Little evidence remains of this chapter in Exning's history, apart from a single aircraft hangar on Heath Road, Burwell (near the "One Thousand Guineas Connect" service station on the A14 trunk road) and a memorial plaque on the racecourse.
- Landwade, neighbouring village that was formerly in Cambridgeshire but now amalgamated into Exning parish
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- Saint Wendreda: the story of a Saxon Princess at fensmuseums.org.uk, accessed 9 April 2018
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