Framlingham

infobox UK place

country = England
latitude= 52.22
longitude= 1.34
official_name= Framlingham
population = 2,839 (2001 Census)
shire_district= Suffolk Coastal
region= East of England

shire_county = Suffolk
constituency_westminster= Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
post_town= WOODBRIDGE
postcode_district = IP13
postcode_area= IP
dial_code= 01728
os_grid_reference= TM283634

Framlingham, is a market town in East Suffolk, England.It is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Framlingham has a conservation area. The town is home to the monthly community newsletter Framfare, the summer arts festival Arts Framlingham, Framlingham Castle, the comprehensive secondary school Thomas Mills High School, the independent school Framlingham College and St Michael the Archangel church. It is home to the two oldest working Post Office Pillar boxes in the UK which date from 1856 and can be seen at Double St and College Rd. They also feature on the Town Sign.

Nearby villages include Earl Soham, Kettleburgh, Parham, Saxtead, and Sweffling.

A man from Framlingham, named Thomas Danforth, who went to America named a town, Framingham, Massachusetts, after here. The reason the letter "L" was dropped is still today unknown but it may have been carelessness. Another famous son of Framlingham is the architectural theorist, archaeologist and artist Nicholas Revett.

It was once referred to as 'Frimley Framlingham' by locals as a term of greater endearment.'Fram' is today a more common name, however, and is used by most of Suffolk rather than the whole name.

In 2006, 'Country Life' magazine voted Framlingham the number one place to live in the country.

External links

* [http://www.framlingham.com Framlingham.com]
* [http://www.framlingham.co.uk The Framlingham website] website with local history and photographs. Large section on the time of the 390th BG in Suffolk.
* [http://www.framlingham.biz framlingham.biz] there's nothing official about this website
* [http://www.framfare.com Framfare.com]
* [http://www.artsframlingham.org ArtsFramlingham.org]
* [http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/template/results.aspx?SearchText=framlingham&SearchType=Normal&PageId=1 Framlingham press coverage]
* [http://www.framradio.co.uk Community radio for Framlingham]


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