West Row

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West Row
West Row village centre - geograph.org.uk - 289451.jpg
West Row
Grid reference: TL678751
Location: 52°20’54"N, 0°27’45"E
Local Government
Council: Breckland

West Row is a small village in Suffolk, on the north bank of the navigable River Lark. It is in the very west of the county close to the border with Cambridgeshire: Isleham in the later county lies a mile and a half to the west, while Mildenhall, Suffolk is two miles to the east (and RAF Mildenhall extends all across the fields north of both villages).

West Row has a range of village shops: a general store, fish and chip shop, kebab shop, and hairdressing salon. West Row is also home to the popular pub Jude's Ferry, which is located on the River Lark.


The Mildenhall Treasure, a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, was discovered in West Row. The hoard was discovered by farmer Gordon Butcher while ploughing in January 1942. He did not recognize the objects for what they were, and the hoard did not come to the attention of the authorities until 1946. An inquest was held in the summer of 1967, when the find was declared treasure trove and acquired by the British Museum in London.

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