Large village in the Waveney valley close to the county boundary, the village of Brockdish and the market town of Harleston (Norfolk). Recorded in Domesday as "Weibrada" or "Weibrade".
A large Mediaeval pottery kiln was unearthed in 1985 on Potter's Farm.
A plaque in the church remembers Alfred Ablett, the first Suffolk man to be awarded the Victoria Cross, which he earned during the Crimean War.
The 1844 White's Directory also lists 3 beer houses with the following proprietors:
From the 1851 census:
George Grimwood/Head/29y/bricklayer & beer house keeper/Weybread, Suffolk
Mary Grimwood/Wife/30y/Bentley, Essex
Alfred Grimwood/Son/3y/Weybread, Suffolk
Elizabeth Grimwood/Daughter/1y/Weybread, Suffolk
George Pulten/Nephew/13y/Denton, Norfolk
Also from 1851 - next door to G Grimwood? also listed as beer house keeper?
George Gosling/Head/54y/carpenter/Fressingfield, Suffolk
Mary Gosling/Wife/54y/Earsham, Norfolk
John Gosling/Son/31y/Weybread, Suffolk
Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.