Wangford (near Brandon)

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Introduction

A dry parish. We have searched records dating back to before 1840 without finding reference to a single public house in this village; it seems likely there has never been one. Please let us know if you have any information to contradict this.

The village appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wangforde".

Take care not to confuse this Wangford with the better-known (and bigger) village of the same name near Southwold.

An early Iron Age and Romano-British settlement was discovered in Wangford and excavated over several decades. Much of what was found is now in the Elveden Estate museum. A large hoard of 3000 silver and bronze coins, dating from the rule of Roman emperor Gallienus were found in a jar on Wangford Heath; the jar is in Moyse's Hall Museum, but the coins have been "lost".

Acknowledgements

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

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