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1 Real Ale pub
temporarily closed premises
15 closed premises
10 ancient pubs
1 putative ex pub
Population (2011) of Debenham: 2210.
Local licensing authority for Debenham is Mid Suffolk.
Debenham's village centre has many fine timber-framed buildings and a parish church with fine Saxon stonework at the tower base. The village was recorded in Domesday variously as "Depenham", "Depbeham" and "Depleham". The market hall was built in the 17th century and is a reminder of the traders who once flourished here. Nearby Aspall Hall is home to the Chevalier family who still produce a popular local cider.
Contrary to popular rumour, the Debenham's chain store has no connection with the village. William Debenham, though a Suffolk native, was actually born in Alpheton.
The Cross (on Gracechurch Street) is a building dating from 1668, possibly on the site of a market cross, built as a school for 20 boys.
The old police lock-up (see gallery) is said to be the oldest surviving police station in the country.
Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.