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The Parish of Eriswell
Eriswell Parish, with a population of 4300 (c2021), covers an area of 2694.93 Hectares, lies within Elveden Estate and most of the vacant land and many houses are owned by the estate. Eriswell Parish has Lakenheath Parish (population 4900) to the North, Elveden Parish (population 260) to the East, Icklingham Parish (population 390) to the South/East, Mildenhall Parish (population 8800) to the South/West and Beck Row/Holywell Row/Kenny Hill Parish (population 5600) to the West.
Eriswell Parish includes the villages of Lords Walk (aka Earlsfield, aka RAF Lakenheath), Eriswell, the hamlet of Little Eriswell, and a large section of the air base of RAF Lakenheath (including all of "Liberty Village").
Little Eriswell is about 2 miles along the B1112 from Eriswell, towards RAF Lakenheath back gate (gate 2) and the nearby village of Lakenheath.
Lords Walk was originally home to an estate of American base rental housing, built in the 1970's. All of this housing has since been sold off and is now privately owned. Due to its proximity to RAF Lakenheath, Little Eriswell and Lords Walk have no amenities as all amenities required by the original American occupants was avaialble on the base. Much of the history of this area can be linked to its proximity to the USAF base. You can find details of current local facilities, amenites and businesses on our important services and local services pages.
The Village of Eriswell
Eriswell is a small village set in the heart of a farming community in West Suffolk. It is14 miles from Bury St Edmunds, 16 miles from Thetford, 16 miles .from Ely and 27 miles from Cambridge, all interesting towns/cities with rich histories. Whilst Eriswell is a small village, it benefits from a thriving local pub and church and enjoys the facilities of a local village hall (known as the Eriswell Reading Room), playing field and children's play area, as well as a variety of other services and local businesses, which you can find on our important services and local services pages. Eriswell has benefitted hugely in recent years by its close proximity to the A11.
Eriswell sits in the heart of Breckland and is surrounded by many lovely walks and plants unique to it. Breckland is a natural habitat of gorse-covered sandy heath and holds considerable interest for its unusual flora and fauna. The Brecks are the driest place in the UK. There are a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's), eight of which occur in the parish of Eriswell. These SSSI's are part of a number of nature reserves and areas which are looked after by a variety of organisations, such as Suffolk and Norfolk wildlife trusts, local councils and the Forestry commission, to name a few. Eriswell also has the advantage of being situated in Thetford forest - the largest lowland pine forest in Britain.