Ashbocking

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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

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Introduction

Ashbocking is a small settlement just north of the B1078 (which follows an old Roman road). Brooke House is the headquarters of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and James White produce fruit juices in the village.

There are Anglo-Saxon moated manor houses in the church area. The Domesday Book records Ash Manor (Ash Hall), Harneis or Greffield (Poplar Farm) and Manor at Ash Green. Ashbocking itself was variously recorded as "Assia", "Hassa", "Essa" and "Assa".

Ashbocking Hall Farm was built in the early 16th century. It was originally called "Ash Hall" and was owned by the Bocking family who gave the village its name. The moat and foundations date back to the 13th century.

Manor Farm was built in the late 16th century as a Manor House which once had 17 fireplaces; the Georgian front was added in 1809.

Feoffee Farm has records dating back to 1380. The chimneys were added in 1652.

An Iron Age and Romano-British settlement has been uncovered between Ashbocking and Gosbeck. Artefacts found included hut floors, hearths, middens, pottery and a spur. A late Saxon settlement was also found in this area.…

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History

The 1881 Census also lists William Lucas (Ag Lab & Publican, pub not named, Head/Married/41/born Old Newton) [Also listed in 1891 census, but not as a pub or publican].

The 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists William Lucas as a beer retailer (also listed as a grocer).

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists Charles Crowfoot as a beer retailer (also listed as a shopkeeper).

Acknowledgements

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

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