Lidgate

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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Also historically listed as "Lydgate", this small and well spread settlement was recorded in Domesday as "Ligata" or "Litgata". Earthworks relating to a motte and bailey castle (probably built in about 1143) can be found just to the north of the village. John Lygate, the famous medieval poet, was born here in 1375.

A Q Type bombing decoy was built in the west of the parish in 1942 (at TL 712 584) to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Stradishall. See Pastscape for more details.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory lists Simon Park (also listed as a farmer) as a beer house keeper.

The 1855 White's Directory also lists Wm. Bell (also listed as a shopkeeper) as a beer house keeper.

The 1861 census lists The Bell, Cowlinge Road, but it is not shown as a pub and its resident, George Peacock (Head/Married/49/born Lidgate) is recorded as an agricultural labourer. Also Robert Grinley is listed as a wheelwright & beer seller in Village Street. (Head/Married/40/born Flempton)

In 1865 Roger G Deacon and Frederick Smith are also listed as a beer retailers.…

Acknowledgements

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

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