Corton is a popular holiday resort to the North of Lowestoft. Great sand cliffs line the coastline, while the nearby Pleasurewood Hills theme park provides our future beer drinkers with other forms of entertainment. Holiday centres dominate the coastal side of the village, while inland it's quieter and more rural.
Corton Station was on the Yarmouth to Lowestoft line. It opened in July 1903 and closed in May 1970. Mill Lane marks the location of a six storey tower mill, built in 1837. It had stopped working by the beginning of the Great War; the remains are used for storage. Sir John Clayton had two lighthouses built in Corton between 1669 and 1675. They ceased being used in 1678.
The village was recorded in Domesday as "Karetuna".
Historically, located to the east of Corton, was the parish of Newton - now all lost to the sea.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish Histories, there are records of an innkeeper in the parish as early as 1650.
The 1844 White's Directory lists a beer house run by Robert Read.
The 1851 Census lists Maria Mills (Innkeeper, High Street, pub not named, Head/Widow/56y/born Ditchingham, Norfolk) [White Horse?]
The 1855 White's Directory lists a beer house run by Robert Read (also listed as a blacksmith).
The 1865 Kelly's Directory lists Robert Read as a beer retailer.
The 1874 White's Directory lists a beer house run by Mrs Mary Read.
The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists Robert Buck [White Horse?] and…
Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.