Wilby

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Introduction

Now a dry parish. Recorded in Domesday as "Wilebi" and on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wilbye".

London City Road is apparently so named because it was a stop on an ancient drovers' route between Norwich and London. North of it, on the border with Stradbroke, stood Wilby Station, which was on the Mid-Suffolk Line. It opened in 1904 and closed in 1952.

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History

The1844 White's Directory also lists William Chase (Butchers Arms) as a beer house keeper.

The 1851 Census also shows James Lockwood (Innkeeper & Taylor, Cole St., pub not named, Head/Married/22/born Laxfield) [Swan?]

The1855 White's Directory also lists William Chase (Butchers Arms) as a beer house keeper.

The 1865 Kelly's Directory also lists Mrs Mary Chaise as a beer retailer (Butchers Arms)

In 1874 White's Directory also lists William Everitt as a beer house keeper (& cattle dealer) Butcher's Arms

In 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists William Everitt as a beer retailer (& cattle dealer) …

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