The village is mainly modern in character, with few older houses of interest on the main road. Tunsall Common to the east is a prime example of Sandling heathland. Dunningworth was a parish in its own right until the 16th cent. Had a horse fair until 1912. All that now remains is the restored hall and Snape Maltings - See Snape for more details.

Mill Lane marks the location of a large post mill built in 1810, demolished in 1929.

Tunstall was recorded in Domesday as "Tunestal" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Dunnyngworth".


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The 1844 White's Suffolk Trades Directory lists a beer house run by Robert Cutting.

The 1851 Census also lists Robert Cutting (Beerhouse Keeper, pub not named, Head/Widower/59y/born Tunstall)

The 1861 Census also lists Thomas Newron (Innkeeper Out of Business, Upper St., [probably not a pub?], Lodger/Married/44y/born Campsea Ash) with Maria Newron (Upper St., [not pub?], Wife/Married/39y/born Eyke)

In 1874 Newson Garrett esq is listed as as a maltster & corn merchant at Snape bridge & carrier by water to & from London, & brewer (Smith, Garrett & Co of London).


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