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The name sounds like a combination of Great or Little Saxham which are villages just  west of Bury St Edmunds.
However In "Cottages of Lilliput Lane" David Tate says: "Inspired by the villages of Cavendish and Bungay......."

Cavendish (right) has pink thatched cottages but none with the dormers depicted in the model.

Bungay has cottages with the roofline and dormers in Earsham Street but none are thatched



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St Mary's Cranwich Norfolk


Information from Lee Breeze

The Saxham St Edmunds church actually has a porch on both sides.  The clock is on the opposite side, but is the same square faced design. (This was probably reversed because of the layout of the model).  Otherwise, it is the same. There are not many that have a thatched roof, plus the small decorative window on the tower, with the larger one above and the capping stones on the tower all pin it down to Cranwich.  None of the other 175 or so East Anglian round tower churches come as close.  Itís also relatively close to the Bury St Edmunds/Little Saxham area (about 20 miles).  There are a few closer but none as beautiful an example in my opinion as Cranwich.

4 Pic: IoE 282903 On the model this is described as "the vicarage" and could be based on:

Old Rectory

[Sue Ryder Home]

High Street


IoE 282903

8 OK, so the "Saxham St Edmunds" sign on the model is not a road sign, but if it were this is the nearest you'd get to it!
9  Potential War Memorials


Bungay (wrong shape - Celtic)

Bury St Edmunds (wrong shape - Celtic)

Little Saxham (Only plaque in side church?)

Great Saxham (Only plaque in side church?)



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