A vibrant community
The Parish of Mendlesham, with a population of 1200 is located just west of the A140 Ipswich to Norwich Road, 19 miles from both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. Stowmarket Railway Station, on the main line to London, Liverpool Street is within easy reach. The Church tower can be clearly seen just north of the Mendlesham Mast.
There are two picturesque villages within the parish, Mendlesham and Mendlesham Green and also outlying hamlets and houses.
The Parish has many historic and interesting buildings, the beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin in Mendlesham dating from 1086, contains an ancient Armoury and stands by the roadside as you approach the centre.
There is a conservation area in the heart of the village containing attractive historic properties of all sizes, an artists dream. The range of properties though, is wide and comprehensive.
There are many footpaths and the Mendlesham Millennium Woodland for leisure and recreation.
The Primary School and Community Centre with Playing Fields and Tennis Courts is a modern development close to the centre. There is an excellent Health Centre covering the district.
Mendlesham Green also offers play facilities.
There are a range of businesses includingVillage Store, two Public Houses, Hairdresser, Fish and Chip Shop and other service outlets such as Motor Engineers, Builders and an Estate Agent.
This is a lively Community with no less than 24 recreational organizations covering almost every activity. An Annual Street Fayre is organized by the Community Council to raise money for the Parish, attracting visitors from a wide area.
There is something for everyone here