Long Melford Other Local Websites

Here are a few websites that we feel could be of interest to you

Kentwell Hall this is the official site, and gives a good overall description, with opening times, prices, and how to get there.

The Clopton family, who built Kentwell (and a lot of Long Melford church too) in the 16th Century.

Edmund Blunden  one of the great poets of the First World War, lived in Hall Mill, Long Melford for the last ten years of his life.

Heart of Suffolk, Discover for yourself what is on offer, you will find so much to see and do.


Places in Suffolk and Essex

Close By . . .

Bulmer a small village in Essex, just across the River Stour. The website is a splendid introduction to the village and its people. Well worth a visit.

Cowlinge a village near Newmarket, with another nice home-grown web site that tells you lots about what's going on there.

Glemsford a village just a few miles up the road from us. They have a cheerful, slightly wacky site with lots of unusual stuff in it, and a second one which includes a good deal about the local Morris Men, and links to other Morris-dance teams. It is suitably rude about toffee-nosed places like Long Melford!

Stanstead has a new website have a look at http://www.stansteadvillage.co.uk 


Lavenham another beautiful village, roughly five miles away, it is one of the showpieces of Suffolk, with a large and highly informative web site.

Sudbury This is the main site for our local centre and postal town, three miles away, with some general information and a lot of local news from the Suffolk Free Press.

There is now also www.sudbury-suffolk.co.uk, aimed at information rather than news. Well worth a look.

Clare one of our neighbouring villages along the Stour valley, also has its own web site.

Horringer a small village about ten miles north of us, near Bury St Edmunds. Ickworth House is an unusual stately home there, with details on the village web site.

Hundon " . . . a parish in the hundred of Risbridge, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.W. of Clare, and 7 from Haverhill. It is situated on a branch of the river Stour" . . . as it said in 1868! A pleasant and informative new web site for this listing (Dec. 2005).

Stradishall a village with strong connections with the RAF. It is at the highest point in Suffolk. Maybe it's closer to heaven than the rest of us!

Thorpe Morieux a very ancient village with a suitably modern web site.

Wickhambrook a very comprehensive site, run through the Parish Council. There are lots of details on local activities, a notice board and message board, and sections on buildings, history, school, clubs and societies and so on.

Great Maplestead agreat community and village.

A little further off . . .

Bury St Edmunds the main site for the main town of West Suffolk. Lots of information of all sorts, including places to visit round about, and a good list of links to other sites.

Colchester about 12 miles away in Essex, is the oldest recorded town in England and this web site has lots of history to show, as well as forums on current local issues and many useful links to other sites. There are plenty of pictures, too, to show what the place looks like today.

Dedham The Dedham Craft Centre runs a nice site with a separate page about the village of Dedham itself. One of the best-known of the villages in 'Constable Country', Dedham is a good place to visit, with some interesting buildings as well as the River Stour.

Framlingham a lively site with its own strong flavour. It has lots of information for visitors, and plenty for the residents too; news articles, village history, discussion forums etc.

Haverhill a Suffolk town on the edge of Cambridgeshire. The web site has a news column as well as general information.

Woodbridge on the river Deben, at the Suffolk coast north of Ipswich. A lovely town with a lot of interesting history.

Also Relevant

Suffolk Forum  a co-operative non-commercial web site with pictures and comments about aspects of Suffolk and the pleasures of living here.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

WalkingInSuffolk is a new (personal, not commercial) website which gives walkers all the information to get out and enjoy the Suffolk countryside.


Regional Sites for East Anglia . . .

About Anglia a site with classified small ads, job advertisements and links to other information about the region through a search facility.

Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project is a small team focusing on conserving and enhancing the special qualities of the Stour Valley. The web site is informative and useful.

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) is a registered charity which exists to maximise the quality of life for terminally ill children, their families and all who are special to them. They have an excellent web site.

East Anglia 24 a general site with information about many places in Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia.

Eastern Counties Network  a business-like site run by Eastern Counties Newspapers.

LocalSuffolk A directory of web resources for Suffolk residents and visitors.

Norfolk Broads an excellent general site for the whole of East Anglia, though the emphasis is naturally on Norfolk. It has details of accommodation, activities, places to visit and so on, all laid out in a very helpful way

Suffolk Search This is an index site, listing strictly those web sites relating to Suffolk and what goes on there. It can save a lot of time and distraction if it's Suffolk you want!

Walking in Suffolk (compiled by an enthusiastic walker), this is where to find kindred spirits for walks of all types in Suffolk. There are many local rambling groups to choose from.


. . . and Others of Interest

Accommodation Search Engine a remarkable site . . . much more helpful than most, and with international coverage.

BritainExpress this is a good general site for anything to do with travel and accommodation within Britain. The information offered is interesting as well as helpful.

Family History

Suffolk Surnames List this is the place to look for connections to those elusive ancestors . . . the site has recently been re-launched, and is now much faster and easier to use. Note also www.cosford-database.co.uk, which has many records relating to Long Melford.

House Prices Ourproperty.co.uk is a remarkable site that reveals the prices actually paid in house sales, using data from the Land Registry. It is more or less as up to date as the Land Registry itself (i.e. a month or two behind the completion dates), and it's free! You can search for properties sold within, say, the last year, within 500 metres of a chosen postcode.

Information Britain another general site for those thinking of visting or touring the UK. Lots of information about places of interest and possible places to stay, to eat, and to enjoy yourself.

LocalPlaces logoLocalPlaces.com is a new (2008) site with links to locally-run web sites across the country. Among many others you will find us there under the CO10 postcode.

National Rail travel timetable this is where to find out your train times quickly. There are many helpful features.

Project Seven a group of volunteers who organise public events for charity, including the BIG NIGHT OUT at Melford Park each year. They distribute thousands of pounds each year to over sixty local charities.

Suffolk Journey Planner a very useful site run by the County Council. It covers local bus services that travel through Suffolk.

Suffolk Villages Festival this is a wonderful festival of early music, mainly by English composers. Directed by Peter Holman, they stage six or seven different performances over four days at the end of August, mainly in the churches of Stoke by Nayland, Boxford and Hadleigh. Now they also have an out-of-season programme scattered from October to May.

Villages online logoVillages on-Line this is an index of village sites that are genuinely built and run by enthusiasts in the villages concerned.

UK Villages on-line this is another site with a list of home-grown village web sites. It has developed a set of forums, not only for webmasters, but also for parish councils, parent-toddler groups and so on.

Welcome 2 Europe A site providing links to an immense number of other web sites describing places in Europe. You will find Long Melford there, and almost everywhere else in Europe that you can think of. Try Svalbard if you want some interesting information about the Northern Lights, or to rent a snowmobile!