Kirton

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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Introduction

Kirton is also historically listed as "Kirkton" (on the 1856 OS map) and formerly as "Guston". It was a tiny settlement that replaced Strewston and Croxton which have since completely vanished. Kirton was recorded in Domesday as "Kirketuna". Today the village is much larger and more modern. Pleasant walks take you down to Kirton creek, a tributary to the river Deben.

Cropmarks seen in aerial photographs in 2001 have revealed the existence of what's thought to have been an Iron Age and Roman settlement which stood in the fields west of Trimley Road and stretched as far as Kirton Hall and Croft Farm.

A QL Type bombing decoy was built near Kirton Creek (at TM 296 416) in 1943 to deflect enemy bombing against coastal landing points being constructed for the invasion of Normandy. See Pastscape for more information.

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Acknowledgements

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

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