Nayland area guide - Suffolk

Nayland sits next to the adjoining rural hamlet Wissington, locally known as Wiston, and lies on the northern bank of the River Stour that divides Essex and Suffolk.

Nayland is steeped in history and was known to be a market town as early as 1227 and by the late Middle Ages had already grown into a town with the main trade being with cloth merchants. Later on the wealthier merchants of nearby Lavenham and Long Melford built fine Tudor and Stuart houses many of which still remain today.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015