West Row

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West Row
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West Row in December 2006
West Row is located in Suffolk
West Row
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West Row shown within Suffolk
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52°20′54″N 0°27′45″E / 52.34841°N 0.4626°E / 52.34841; 0.4626Coordinates: 52°20′54″N 0°27′45″E / 52.34841°N 0.4626°E / 52.34841; 0.4626

West Row is a small village in the English county of Suffolk. It is a part of the Breckland.

Geography[edit]

West Row lies on the north bank of the navigable River Lark, 2 miles west of the town of Mildenhall, and just south of the large airbase RAF Mildenhall. It is considered part of the Breckland, and sits on the edge of the Fens.

Amenities[edit]

West Row hosts a general store, fish and chip shop, kebab shop, and hairdressing salon. West Row is also home to the popular pub Jude's Ferry, which is located on the River Lark.

History[edit]

The Mildenhall Treasure, a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, was discovered in West Row. The hoard was discovered by farmer Gordon Butcher while ploughing in January 1942. He did not recognize the objects for what they were, and the hoard did not come to the attention of the authorities until 1946. An inquest was held in the summer of 1967, when the find was declared treasure trove and acquired by the British Museum in London.

Education[edit]

West Row is home to West Row Community Primary, a small village school.

External links[edit]

Media related to West Row at Wikimedia Commons