1986 Grundisburgh Local History

A village before the Norman Conquest;  
mentioned in Domesday;Has resident     
Lord  of Manor-Lord Cranworth.(2nd Bn) 
Res. Grundisburgh Hall. Village had    
charter for fair which functioned till 
1800; Itinerant fair visited till 1914.
C13 Church of St.Mary's of flint const-
ruction but with fine brick tower built
after collapse in C16;bells cast C1628-
C1949. Many C16/C17 buildings some of  
"Double Decker" timberframe construct- 
ion with examples of Suffolk timber-   
work. School C1875 but "Dame" school   
before. Forge worked till 1968 - now   
preserved at Stowmarket,30 kms. Village
Hall C1925. Red-brick built Chapel,    
C1798. Agnes Driver,(Ipswich Martyr),  
taken from her residence to be burnt   
Ipswich 5 kms, 1555. Visitation plague 
1664-5. Sir Brian Dillon,Lord Justice- 
England,resident.Tourism of local int- 
erest; bellringers, Church visitors.   

Map of the area

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