Photo from Gislingham

1 Real Ale pub

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

Useful links

Population (2011) of Gislingham: 1040.

Local licensing authority for Gislingham is Mid Suffolk.

Overview | Gallery | Historical info | Map

About Gislingham

Gislingham is a small village which contains several pretty thatched buildings. It's one of five parishes which shared Allwood green as common land until its enclosure in the 19th century. Alwood green was once the largest area of common land in Suffolk. The other bounding parishes were Finningham, Walsham le Willows, Rickinghall Superior and Rickinghall Inferior.

The village was recorded in Domesday variously as "Gislingheham", "Gislingaham", "Gildincham", "Gissilincham" and "Gislingham"; John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Gi?lingham"

A tower mill on Mill Street was demolished in 1930. The old Guildhall dates from the late 15th century, but has been much altered since.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.