Horringer

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Introduction

The village was once known as Horningsheath and was recorded in Domesday as "Horningeserda" or "Horningesworda". On John Speed's 1610 map, it's shown as "Herningherthe".

The thatched and timber framed exteriors of the buildings along the main street make for a pleasant view. The entrance to the 18th century Ickworth Park and House (National Trust) are near the parish church of St Mary. Some good walks are to be found among its ancient oak trees.

A Second World War POW camp (Camp 260) stood on Hardwick Heath. It was subsequently used as emergency civilian housing.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory lists a local beer house run by Benjamin Game.

The 1865 Kelly's Directory lists 2 local beer retailers called John Green (also listed as a shopkeeper) and George Tweed (also listed as a shopkeeper).

The 1869 Kelly's Directory lists 2 local beer retailers called John Green (also listed as a shopkeeper) and George Tweed (also listed as a shopkeeper).

The 1874 White's Directory lists a local beer retailer called George Tweed.

The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists a local beer retailer called Henry Edwards.

The 1900 Kelly's Directory lists a local beer retailer called Mrs Sarah Ed…

Acknowledgements

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

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