Photo from Martlesham

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Population (2011) of Martlesham: 5478.

Local licensing authority for Martlesham is Suffolk Coastal.

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About Martlesham

The original settlement and pubs are now by-passed on the northern side. The church stands rather isolated overlooking Martlesham Creek, the mouth of which forms the confluence of rivers Fynn and Deben.

Martlesham was recorded in Domesday as "Merlesham" and on John Speed's 1610 map as "Mertle┼┐ham".

Various pleasant walks locally include footpaths long the river walls to Woodbridge (about 2 miles).

Iron Age and Romano-British artefacts found in Martlesham Creek at Sluice Wood are indicative of ancient settlements there.

Nearby Martlesham Heath has become established as a separate settlement.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.