Exning Parish Council

 

Exning Parish Council

 

Our Location

 

Exning is the most westerly village in Suffolk, England.

 

Exning is located just off the A14 trunk road, roughly 12 miles (19 km) east of Cambridge, and 10 miles (15 km) south-east of Ely.

 

The nearest large town is Newmarket which is approximately 3 miles away (5 km).

 

Newmarket is the home of horse racing and is famous for, at one stage in its history, being home to Charles II and Nell Gwyne.

 

 

 

History

 

Exning was thought to be a strategic part of Boudica's realm of the Iceni tribe around 60AD. Princess Etheldreda, daughter of King Anna, a prominent member of the ruling family of the Kingdom of East Anglia, was born here in 630AD. Also, we are in the Doomsday Book. There is some great information on Exning and its history in this document from Suffolk Heritage. Also, there is the Exning Pyx which is in the British Museum.