It is about 2 miles away from the small town of Wickham Market. Marlesford has a place of worship. The area of the village that is on the A12 road (where the pub was) is due to be by-passed. However the scheme is currently on hold.  It once had a railway station called Marlesford railway station but it was closed in 1952.
The station controlled the trains going to Framlingham and the trains were all steam locomotives with 3 level crossings in the village. one at the station, one at the house called the Hedges which Provides access on to Lime Tree Farm and the third one was at the Gatehouse which has now been converted into a private dwelling. This is also where Marlesford ford is now situated. 
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "A1065 Brandon and A12 Four Villages Study". Retrieved 12 October 2009.
- "A12 four villages bypass remains 'absolutely vital' - despite £133m funding setback". Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- Resident memories Born in village 1944 moved to Wickham Market 1968
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