Mellis

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Mellis
Mellis village.jpg
Entrance to the village
Mellis is located in Suffolk
Mellis
Mellis
Mellis shown within Suffolk
Population 519 (2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Eye
Postcode district IP23
Dialling code 01379
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°19′44″N 1°04′48″E / 52.329°N 1.080°E / 52.329; 1.080Coordinates: 52°19′44″N 1°04′48″E / 52.329°N 1.080°E / 52.329; 1.080

Mellis is a small village in Suffolk, England. It has the largest area of unfenced common land in England. Oliver Cromwell exercised his troops in Mellis. It once had a railway station on the main line between London and Norwich, and a small branch line that ran to nearby Eye.

In summer rare plants such as green-winged orchid, sulphur clover and adder’s tongue fern flourish. The abundance of small mammals also makes the site a favourite hunting ground for barn owl and tawny owl.

The 14th century parish church of St Mary, restored in 1859 and 1900, is a grade II* listed building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN List entry Number: 1181735". English Heritage. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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