Sibton

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Introduction

A parish with no real centre of settlement, lying on the junction of two Roman roads. Sibton was recorded in Domesday as "Sib(b)etuna". The village sign shows monks of the Cistercian order, from a monastery founded in the 12th century. Except for Bury, this was the only foundation in the county to regularly have more than 20 monks at any one time. Among the ruins (which can be seen in a field to the north of the church) the lavatory is still visible. Sibton house was built of stone taken from the ruins. The remains of a post mill demolished in about 1922 can still be seen off Pump House Lane.

The old village school was founded in 1719 by Dorothea Scrivener; the current building (now a nursery school) was built in 1840.

Interestingly, Pouy Street appears on the 1837 OS map as Little Boys Street.

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Acknowledgements

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

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