Now a dry parish, recorded in Domesday as "Poslingewrda" or "Poslingeorda". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Poſlingforde".

The village lies in the valley of a stream that runs southwards into the Stour at Clare, and a road following the same course forms the High Street. The church is in the village centre alongside this road, on the rising ground on the west side, and Poslingford Hall is immediately to the south of it.

Chipley Priory was an ancient Augustinian house first recorded about 1235. It's thought to have been in ruins by 1455.

A Q Type bombing decoy was operated in the east of the parish (at TL 787 496) to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Stradishall. See Pastscape for more information.


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The 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists a beer retailer as Benjamin Douse (pub unidentified)

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists a beer house keeper as Benjamin Douse (pub unidentified)


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