High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yaxley is a small village just west of Eye in Suffolk, England. THe name means 'cuckoo-clearing'. PEvsner said of the 12th Century Church that the north porch was 'one of the most swagger in Suffolk'. THe church has the remnants of a large medieval doom painting . HIgh up on the wall above the door hangs a Sexton's Wheel. THis curious survival is a device whereby those wishing to fast for a whole year from one of the six Lady days could choose one at random by catching one of six strings attached to named spokes after the Sexton had set the wheels revolving. AShton Cottage in Church Lane, once the village school, was for many years the home of choreographer Frederick Ashton. HE was born in Valley Farm House on Old Ipswich Road, until recently a property of the Henniker-Major family.