Lots of lovely comments after my first post of Debenham photos - Thank you.
So here are a few more photos of this old picturesque village
Another very old property with an interesting frontage. It always looks empty, not sure if anyone lives there. Going by the size of the windows it was probably once a shop
Who knew there was a website called WET ROADS which has details of all the fords in the country.
This ford in Debenham is part of the Deben
The River Deben is a river in Suffolk rising to the west of Debenham. The river passes through Woodbridge, turning into a tidal estuary before entering the North Sea at Felixstowe Ferry 34 miles from it's source. Both the river-name and the name of the village of Debenham are of uncertain origin and relationship, but one theory (of several on offer) is that the river's name was originally Dēope meaning 'the deep one'.The river-name, however, is not recorded in the form Deben before 1735, when it appears thus in Kirby's Suffolk Traveller. The river, though still little more than a stream, is forded twice in the village, with one ford claimed to be among the longest in England
A few weeks ago, after all the heavy rain we had, the water here was a couple of feet deep.
And from the other end showing the ford is nearly 100+ yards long when the water is high.
No surprise on the name of the road here
The Angel pub was still open a few years ago but now closed
Before Covid there were signs on the front wanting support for it to become a community owned pub
Does this road name below date from 100's of years ago, when The Butts was the area on the edge of a village or town where archery was practiced? Archery practice was compulsory for village men back in around the 15C. They could be called up anytime to go to war.
The Derrybrook is one of the small streams that joins to make the Deben
I think this large building was turned into a house a few years ago.