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Little Waldingfield, Suffolk

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The village of Little Waldingfield is situated in south-west Suffolk on the B115 between Sudbury (c.6km to the south-west) and Monks Eleigh (c.5km to the north-east) just 4km south of Lavenham. Little Waldingfield is today arranged as a linear (mostly double row) settlement extending for c. 800m along The Street (B1115) equidistant either side of a T-junction with Church Road, along which a double row of housing extends for c. 300m. The small village has a very rural feel and is surrounded by farmland. The parish of Little Waldingfield also includes the smaller hamlet of Humble Green, which lies c. 0.5km to the north-east, also arranged along the B1115. In the later 19th century, the first edition 6” to 1 mile map shows Little Waldingfield to be smaller than today, with settlement along The Street extending to less than 200m and clearly separated by more than 150m of fields from Park Farm to the south and Waldingfield Hall and Maltings Farm to the north. Settlement along Church Street was however much as it is today. The place name is recorded in the Domesday Book as Walingafella, as a combined entry for Great and Little Waldingfield.

 

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Little Waldingfield History Society

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Suffolk Heritage Explorer Parish Summary

 

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