The Book of Haughley - At the Heart of Suffolk

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The Book of Haughley - At the Heart of Suffolk
The Book of Haughley - At the Heart of Suffolk

Published by Halsgrove in 2005, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6026)

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From the front inside fly leaf: Haughley lies at the head of the Gipping Valley and was once one of the furthest points accessible by boat from the sea at Ipswich. It was close to the main Roman road from Colchester to the North, and today it sits beside the main trunk road from Felixstowe and Harwich to the Midlands. The railway junction at Haughley was where mail from all over Britain merged on its way to Harwich and the Continent. Today, nearby Stowmarket station and fast trains to London make it an attractive commuter base.

These lines of communication have influenced the life of Haughley over the ages. In true Suffolk style, Haughley yields its secrets reluctantly, yet its story is rich and varied. Key elements of its history include its bestowal as one of the 'honours' by William the Conqueror on his generals, the construction of its fine and unusual church, and its ancient fair and market. Several monarchs were lord of the manor, and the castle was besieged and sacked in 1173. It was also the birthplace of the Soil Association!
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