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Lakenheath is only a few miles from the county borders with both Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and is right on the join of two distinct regions, the Fens and Breckland
Lakenheath is a large village, the centre of which is a conservation area with many fine buildings.
Many of its houses are built of a mixture of flint, brick, chalk and clunch.
The church has a magnificent cambered tie-beam roof, a set of 15th century carved benches and an elaborately carved 13th century font. The relatives of Lord Kitchener are buried in the churchyard.
Perhaps most famously, Lakenheath is the home of RAF Lakenheath, well known to generations of American servicemen and their families since World War Two.
Together with nearby Mildenhall, it is one of two still-busy airbases from which British, US and Nato missions continue to be flown.