Welcome to the Eriswell website

Eriswell village signEriswell is a small village set in the heart of a farming community in Suffolk. It's 11 miles from Thetford and 16 miles from Bury St Edmunds, both historic towns with a rich history. Whilst Erisell is a small village, it benefits from a thriving local pub and church and enjoys the facilities of a local village hall (known as the Eriswell Reading Room), playing fields and children's play area, and a variety of other services and local businesses which you can find on our information and local services pages

Eriswell sits in the heart of Breckland and is surrounded by many lovely walks and plants unique to Breckland. Breckland is a natural habitat of gorse covered sandy heath and holds considerable interest for its unusual flora and fauna. The brecks are the dryest place in the UK and there are a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), 8 in Eriswell alone, and many more in the surrounding area to visit on walks. These SSSIs are part of a number of nature reserves and areas which are looked after by a varity of organisations such as Suffolk and Norfolk wildlife trusts, local councils and the Forestry commission to name a few. Eriswell also has the advantage of being situated in Thetford forest - the largest lowland pine forest in Britain.

The parish of Eriswell

Eriswell SSSIEriswell is embedded within Elveden Estate, and most of the land and many houses are owned by the estate. Eriswell also includes the small hamlet of Little Eriswell which is about 1 mile along the B1112 towards RAF Lakenheath back gate and the nearby village of Lakenheath. Little Eriswell was home to an estate of American base housing, but much of the housing was sold in 2014 and is now privately owned. Due to the proximity of Little Eriswell to RAF Lakenheath, Little Eriswell has a few amenities which along with those in Eriswell owe much to the proximity of the USAF base and the custom it brings. You can find details of local facilities, amenites and businesses on our information and local services pages.