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8000 – 4000 BC

Flint Axe Head

4500 -  2000

Grooved Ware Pottery, Polished flint axe head

2700 - 700 BC

Ring Ditches, cremations (bronze Age)

43 BC - 410 AD

Pottery and bone Roman

410 1066

Four graves (Sixth Century)

890

Guthrum buried in Hadleigh

1086

East Anglia the most thriving part of England. Suffolk the most densely populated County

1257

Shortage of Tallow

1287

Fulling mill in operation. (Garlebard - an ulnager)

1287

New Oxhouse, new gate, new grange, and new sheephouse

1297

New Hall erected (Hadleigh Hall)

1306

Manor surveyed. Dovecote, watermill for corn and for fulling cloth. Pillory and whipping post.

1485

Four foreigners (Cologne, Scotland, beyond the seas and Magdeberg

1495

Archdeacon Pykenham builds alms houses

1525

Hadleigh 23rd most important town in England, ahead of St Albans, Leicester, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Oxford and Cambridge

1544

Rowland Tayler appointed rector by Archbishop Cranmer

1555

Rowland Tayler burned at stake

1611

Authorised version of the Bible, John Overall (Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral)

1644

Dowsing (‘portentious clown’) visits Hadleigh church. ‘I brake down thirty superstitious pictures and gave orders for the taking down of the rest which were about seventy.

1619

Dividing of cottages and prohibiting of thatching and plaster chimneys

1666

Great Fire of London.

1683

Town Charter voluntarily surrendered to avoid confiscation by Charles II

1747

John Harvey (Pond Hall) transported

1755

Harvey back in business

1748

Thomas Gainsborough paints Hadleigh Church

 

30 Smugglers steal tea from Customs House Colchester

1754

2092 inhabitants

1765

Dr Tanner’s encounter.

1767

Smallpox combated by cowpox. Kate’s Hill house used for isolation.

1784

Dancing description

1827

Gravediggers complain of Foundations

1834

Silk Mill built in Duke Street

1830
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John Frost sells wife (with 100 in pocket)

1833

Dean Rose initiated the Oxford (‘Hadleigh’) Movement

1843

Henslow introduced to Hadleigh farmers club the use of chemical fertilisers

1847

Railway comes to Hadleigh and stops the canal proposal.

1933

Oswald Gayford flies non-stop to South Africa

1961

Hadleigh considered for London overspill.

1962

John Betjamen comments about Hadleigh

1966

Eastern Federation of Amenity societies meets in Hadleigh

1983

Large foundations found in Graveyard

1995

Silk Mills demolished (on a whim!)

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