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Middleton and the nearby Fordley settlement were founded on the mix of agricultural land interspersed with marshland of the area. Middleton village itself is located (1o34’E /52o15’N) about 3 miles inland from the North Sea coast and is part of the highly acclaimed Suffolk Heritage Coastal area. The Parish comprises three distinct areas, the main village straddling the 5 meter contour near the river and marshes; Middleton Moor on higher ground to the north west and Fordley, further west again.
Much of Middleton’s northern boundary is defined by the Minsmere River and it is surrounded by the parishes of Kelsale, Yoxford, Westleton, and Theberton cum Eastbridge. 5 Miles to the south west is the traditional market town of Saxmundham and Leiston, famed for it’s Garrett agricultural engineering history is 3 miles, or so, to the south. Local attractions include the renowned RSPB Minsmere Bird Reserve and the internationally recognised Snape Maltings concert hall. The ancient Roman port of Dunwich, now mainly lost to the sea, is near-by, as are the popular resorts of Aldeburgh to the south and Southwold and Walberswick to the north.
This Website has been created by the Parish Council working with our community.
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