Mildenhall  Suffolk


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Mildenhall like this:

Mildenhall.-- market town and par., Suffolk, on river Lark, 8 miles SE. of Mildenhall Road sta. and 12 miles NW. of Bury St Edmunds, 13,710 ac., pop. 3764; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. Mildenhall has trade in corn. The river is navigable for barges.

Although the Bartholomew and Imperial Gazetteer entries may make it sound as if there was a separate settlement called 'Hightown', 'Mildenhall High Town' was the name of the central settlement of the parish. For example, John Kirby's The Suffolk Traveller (Ipswich, 1735) says 'Mildenhall, situate on the River Lark, is a very large Town in Bounds, and a half-Hundred of itself. The Burrough (commonly called High Town Mildenhall) is a pleasant well built Town.' (p. 77).

Mildenhall through time

Mildenhall is now part of Forest Heath district. Click here for graphs and data of how Forest Heath has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mildenhall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mildenhall, in Forest Heath and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th September 2021

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