|Halesworth Town Trail
Where to Stay
Where To Eat
Things To Do
Walk Through History:
ago, on the land behind where the Angel Hotel currently stands, woolly
mammoths may once have roamed. Much later, it became the site where
Mesolithic hunter/gatherers would intermittently live (Circa 8000
- 3500 BC) During archaeological excavations in 1989, Mesolithic flint
tools were discovered. At this time, the river would have flowed wider,
deeper and more swiftly than at present.
Halesworth probably dates from the middle Saxon period. There is evidence
of a settlement here in 850 - 1150 AD. By the 11th Century, Halesworth
had moved to the top of the ridge - to the East of the church, gradually
developing and growing into the town as we know it today.
Trail will guide you around the town with notes to illustrate some
of the events that occured in the history of Halesworth. It was compiled
by the Halesworth Connections team with contributions and assistance
by Ivan Sparkes, Sheila and Michael Gooch, Peter Warner, Julian Munson
and the Blyth Valley Tourism Group.
As well as viewing the Town Trail on these pages, you can also view specific parts of the Town Trail on the Halesworth Map, where Duck symbols represent areas of special interest.
the Trail Here
Town Trail Map