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MILDENHALL

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 442 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MILDENHALL, a market town in the Stowmarket parliamentary division of Suffolk, England, 762 in. N.N.E. from London by a branch of the Great Eastern railway from Cambridge. Pop. (19o1), 3567. It lies on the edge of Mildenhall Fen, the great Fen district stretching northward and westward from here. The church of St Andrew has an Early English chancel with fine east window and chancel arch. The remainder is principally Perpendicular with a magnificent carved oak roof, ornate north porch and lofty tower with fan tracery within. There is a wooden market cross of the 15th century; the manor house is a picturesque gabled building of the 17th century, and there is a modern public hall. Flour milling is an industry. The discovery of Roman remains indicates a small settlement.
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