Whitton

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Historically a separate parish, but now mainly subsumed into north Ipswich, though a small, separate and predominantly rural Whitton parish still exists as shown. It was recorded in Domesday as "Widituna".

The parish's boundaries have changed several times in the past and today it covers only a fraction of its former area, with the rest of the parish having been subsumed into Ipswich and Bramford. Even the church and war memorial are now within Ipswich's boundaries. The Crown and Maypole were formerly within Whitton Parish; both were moved into Ipswich (though the Crown also spent some time in Bramford).

The church's single bell dates from 1441 and is believed to be one of the oldest in the county.

A hoard of 45 silver Roman coins was once ploughed up near the old Norwich Road, along with part of a gold ingot. In 1931 (& again in 1949) Basil Brown (from Ipswich Museum) excavated the remains of a roman villa and found a mosaic floor and coins before residential building started (now modern housing in Tranmere Grove and Chesterfield Drive area).

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Acknowledgements

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

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