Crowfield

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Introduction

Crowfield is a mainly linear village, with most of the homes spread along the Roman Stone Street, which connects Coddenham to Peasenhall. It was recorded in Domesday as "Crofelda".

The church, which is some distance from the main village, features the only half-timbered chancel in Suffolk.

A small smock mill, previously used as a drainage mill near Great Yarmouth, was moved to Crowfield in about 1840 and converted to a grain mill. In 1916, the cap was blown off; it continued to work with an engine until about 1935.

The village's most famous resident was Roy Hudd, who used his influence to ensure the annual village fête always had someone well-known to open it. Roy lived in the village for many years up until his death at Ipswich Hospital in 2020. Roy's widow, Debbie, still lives in the village.

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History

In the 1844 White's Directory Robert Lockwood is listed as a beer house keeper & maltster.

In the 1855 White's Directory Robert Richardson is listed as a beer house keeper.

In the 1861 census Robert Richardson/67y/Innkeeper/Blaxhall (pub not named).

Acknowledgements

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

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