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Mellis village.jpg
Entrance to the village
Mellis is located in Suffolk
Mellis shown within Suffolk
Population 519 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Eye
Postcode district IP23
Dialling code 01379
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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]


  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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