Charsfield History Quiz 2022

December 2022 – Brief answers to the recent questions on Charsfield Past.                                                                         Contact: Q1 –     In 1325 Sir William Bole made a grant of the manor of Bedfield for life to Sir Robert Weylond of Charsfield. Sir Robert …… was to make an annual payment to Sir William Bole at the feast of

Charsfield History Quiz 2021

Brief answers to the questions on Charsfield Past. Q1-      The text comes from the Domesday Book, written in Latin, much of it highly and inconsistently abbreviated? However, the first line is reasonably decipherable. Removing “In” from the start of the first word gives our village name = caresfelda. Robert de Glanville is the local lord;

Charsfield History Quiz 2020

Some answers to the questions on Charsfield Past on which you may have pondered. More detail on Charsfield’s website in the coming months. Contact email: Q1 –      During the 1500s & 1600s what was the main crop grown in Charsfield? Barley. Also, some wheat, rye, oats, peas, vetches, hops and occasionally hemp. Considerable pasture

Charsfield’s Victory in Europe 50th year celebration

On Monday, 8th May 1995 Charsfield celebrated the 50th year since VE Day with a street party. There was an initial remembrance gathering outside the village hall. Then, the young children led dancing round the maypole; the adults joined in. Groups chatted along The Street, outside the Three Horseshoes. There were old army vehicles to

Joseph Kersey Charsfield Charity

“Bread or Coals” – Charsfield Charity of Joseph Kersey The Will of Joseph Kersey of Dallinghoo, dated January 1816, left £800 to be split equally between four parishes – Dallinghoo, Charsfield, Marlesford and Earl Soham. These funds were given into the care of the Minister or Churchwardens in order to be: “laid out in buying

Charsfield History

The origins of the name Charsfield suggest open land by the river Char or Cear. Such open land was not necessarily ploughed and may have been in contrast with the surrounding woodland or higher ground. The Saxons (who gave the name to the village) would have found a Romano-British settlement alongside the Potsford Brook, a