Holton

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Introduction

Holton, or more formally Holton St Peter is a large village in the Blyth Valley near to Halesworth. It was recorded in Domesday as "Holetuna".

The village is overlooked by a restored post-mill which dates from about 1749 and stopped working about 1900. Glen Miller played one of his last performances at the now disused airfield before his tragic disappearance in 1944. Today Bernard Matthews is the main employer in the area and much of the old airfield site has been converted into a small industrial site. The church of St Peter is one of 38 surviving round tower churches in Suffolk and was built by the Normans in the 11th century.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory lists Alexander Robert Webb as a brewer and also lists a beer house run by Wm. Mingay (shopkeeper).

The 1851 Census lists John Baxter (Innkeeper, pub not named, Head/Married/37y/born Mundham, Norfolk) with Mary Baxter (pub not named, Wife/Married/27y/born Chediston).

The 1851 Census lists William Mingay (Innkeeper, pub not named, Head/Married/70y/born Oulton) with Harriett Mingay (pub not named, Daughter/Unmarried/21y/born Holton).

The 1855 White's Directory lists Harriet Mingay as a beer house keeper.…

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