Butley

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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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.

Introduction

Butley is a small village at the head of the Butley river, surrounded by woodland. It was recorded in Domesday as "Butelai" or "Butelea". Nearby Barrow Hill was the site of a middle Saxon settlement and cemetery. The priory was once very important but little now survives except for a 14th century gateway.

Before the silting up of the estuary, Butley was a major port. There have been oyster beds in Butley Creek for over 1000 years, though they petered out a few centuries ago, but were re-established in the middle of the 20th century.

A variety of finds near the Orford Road indicate the existence of a Mediaeval settlement, thought to date from about 1300.

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Acknowledgements

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

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