Lindsey is a highly dispersed settlement, but with some lovely old houses dotted around its tyes and greens. The village is believed to have given its name to Lindsay Wolseys, a type of cloth. A mid-12th century castle site (possibly with a Saxon antecedent) and St. James chapel are historic monuments.
Lindsey was recorded in Domesday as "Balesheia" and on John Speed's 1610 map as "Lynſey"
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on January 1st 1726 refers to the Rose Ale House at Linsey near Hadleigh?
The 1865 Kelly's Directory lists Vincent Arthey as a beer retailer. the Red Rose?
The 1874 White's Directory lists Philip Vincent Arthey as a beer house keeper (also listed as a farmer). the Red Rose?
The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists John Arthey as a beer retailer. the Red Rose?
The 1891-92 White's Directory lists John Arthey as a beer house keeper (also listed as a farmer) the Red Rose?
The 1900 Kelly's Directory lists Mrs Edith Arthey as a beer retailer.…
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)