Charsfield

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Introduction

Charsfield is a small village on the River Deben, recorded in Domesday variously as "Ceresfella", "Caresfelda", "Cerfella", "Keresfelda" and "Carsfelda". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Charsfelde".

Ronald Blyth's book "Akenfield, portrait of an English village" is based upon this village. It was later made into a film, which brought Peggy Cole to fame.

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History

The 1844 White's Suffolk Trade Directory lists a beer house run by Wm. Leech (bricklayer).

The 1851 Census lists John Read (Ag. Lab. & Beerhouse, Hoo Road, pub not named, Head/Married/44/born Charsfield) [Listed at schedule no. 69, Dav[e]y Lane is at at 71.]

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