Lawshall is a village of some 950 inhabitants of 350 houses some very old, from 15th century and some quite new – 21st century, many are listed buildings. Nine hamlets have been encompassed within the village envelope which stretches over about 2 miles and these include some sites of ancient meadowland and a SSSI – Frithy Wood.

We have a public House – The Swan, a school, 3 churches of different denominations, a residential care home, a B&B and campsite, stables, an environmental education organisation (GreenLight Trust) and community woodlands. There are a few holiday cottages. We have local tradesmen and artisans – craftsmen and craftswomen. There are many farms, some organic, most are arable lands with some animals – sheep, horses, donkeys and much wildlife from owls and buzzards to fallow and muntjack deer and badgers can be seen around.

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In the summer many gardens burst into blossom or erupt into production for fruit and vegetables with a variety of village-wide events taking place during the summer.

Lawshall has an ancient history too with parts dating from the Bronze Age. More information is about the history is available at and see also local links

The village can be reached from Bury St Edmunds either via Hawstead or from the A134 Bury to Sudbury Road.

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