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Lavenham in Suffolk ranked in the top 20 best villages in Britain

PUBLISHED: 13:31 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:08 15 March 2017

High Street in Lavenham. Picture: Phil Morley

High Street in Lavenham. Picture: Phil Morley

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The Sunday Times has unveiled its list of the 20 best villages in Britain, with one Suffolk village making the cut.

Lavenham in west Suffolk has been ranked number eight of the most desirable villages in Great Britain, as part of a five-day series listing the best places to live in the UK.

The village, which is one of England’s best preserved medieval wool villages, was featured in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2 films.

The Angel in Lavenham. Picture: WENDY TURNERThe Angel in Lavenham. Picture: WENDY TURNER

It was also the setting for the final episode of the mid-1990s BBC TV drama, Lovejoy.

The article said: “Lavenham has a wonderful cluster of fine Tudor houses, as well as a medieval square.

The Guildhall of Corpus Christi LavenhamThe Guildhall of Corpus Christi Lavenham

“The combination of art galleries, antiques shops, two award-winning restaurants and the independent Old Buckenham Hall School attracts families and retired people.
“Commuting to Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds would be much easier than travelling to London from here.”

The average three-bedroom detached house in Lavenham, would set you back around £550,000, or a three-bedroom centrally located cottage would cost £400,000.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, LavenhamChurch of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

Lavenham is home to approximately 1,750 people.

Elsewhere in the region, Dersingham in Norfolk, was ranked at number nine, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge known to frequent the Kings Head pub in Great Bircham.

Green fields around Lavenham.Green fields around Lavenham.

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