Photo from Claydon

2 Real Ale pubs

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Population (2011) of Claydon: 2197.

Local licensing authority for Claydon is Mid Suffolk.

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About Claydon

Claydon is made up of mainly modern housing set in the Gipping valley to the north of Ipswich. It's one of the few places in Suffolk were the underlying chalk nearly reaches the surface (as can be seen in the local chalk-pits). The village was recorded in Domesday as "Clainduna" or "Claindune". and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Cleydon".

Claydon station closed in 1963, as part of the Beeching Axe.

Claydon Hall is a 14th century moated manor house which may be on the site of an older castle. There's evidence of Iron Age and Roman occupation in the area at the north end of Papermill Lane; this was discovered during the construction of the Claydon Bypass. There's a lime kiln and chalkpit on Claydon Hill; the date 1724 is inscribed on it.


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