Long Melford, or Melford as it is sometimes known colloquially, is a village and civil parish within the ceremonial county of Suffolk. The village is situated on the county’s border with Essex and is approximately 14 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 16 miles from Colchester.
The Etymology Of Long Melford’s Name
The village takes its name from the mill ford which is located in the area as a crossing point of the Chad Brook, which is a tributary of the River Stour. The ‘Long’ affix of the village’s name was added later in the settlement’s history due to the long and thin makeup of the settlement.
Long Melford’s History
There is evidence of human habitation in the area which now makes up Long Melford, as far back as prehistoric times but some of the most interesting archaeological finds in the region date from the Roman era. These finds include complete skeletons, a stone coffin, part of an original Roman road, complete Samian pottery and a Spartan Sword. All these point to the fact that the area was well settled at the time.
The manor of Long Melford is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is recorded as having been an estate of 600 hectares at this time, making it a large and significant estate. The area suffered greatly in the 17th century following an outbreak of plague in 1604 when 119 people are thought to have died in a period of just five months.
In more recent history, Long Melford has been involved in a great many different industries including those related to cloth, iron and horsehair, and this diversity of economic activity helps to explain how Long Melford has come to be a significantly sized village.
Modern Long Melford
Today, Long Melford has grown to have a considerable population of around 3,600 people making it a very large village which faces some of the same issues as larger towns or cities. What this means in terms of compensation is that it is important for you to understand the expression no win no fee* Long Melford residents.
No Win No Fee* Long Melford Claims
It is important for you to understand the phrase no win no fee* Long Melford residents, as the size of population in your village makes accidents and injuries more prevalent. So to explain, when someone mentions no win no fee* Long Melford claims they are referring to a type of personal injury claim where the legal team carry the risk of any costs. If the claim is for any reason not successful, the claimant doesn’t have anything to pay.
To find out more about these claims or to get help in pursuing one you should call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown