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Tel code: 01638 | code search
Postcode: CB9 | code search
Population: 22000
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Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School
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Sturmer Hall
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Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School
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The market town of Haverhill, while geographically in Suffolk, seems spiritually to have a foot in Essex which it borders, and maybe a toe in London. This comes from the quadrupling of the population since the middle of the last century after Haverhill became an “expansion” town for London. This, however, is not a town without history. The Romans were here, and Haverhill was listed in the Domesday Book. The town probably takes its name from being the base for Danish pirate and later warrior king Haver, who went from coastal raids to defeating Alfred the Great and occupying London at one point. The alternative is more prosaic, the suggestion being the name is derived from the Saxon for Oat-Hill. The best known building in the town is Anne of Cleves’ house, supposedly part of her settlement with Henry VIII. This is a fine timber-framed Tudor house with over-hanging upper storey. Sadly most of the old town was razed to the ground in a great fire in 1665, although another survivor is Weavers, a medieval hall house. The town’s heyday was the 19th century, when two railways served it, and textile company Gurteen boomed with its production of coarse drabbet cloth for agricultural smocks. Happily Haverhill is not reliant on the past, and has a good industrial base to this day, celebrated with a somewhat controversial artwork, The Spirit of Enterprise. This laser-lit public sculpture stands on a roundabout in the town, and was opened by actress Charlotte Rampling who was born in neighbouring Sturmer.

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Blackwell & Co
Frost & Co
Paul Donno & Co
Sacre Associates

Attraction

Computer Museum
Haverhill and District Local History Centre
Steeple Bumpstead Pottery and Gallery

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Days Inn Haverhill *book online*

Classes

Dance - Lisa Mason School of Dance
Fitness - Realbodies

Dentist

Haverhill Dental Centre
The Dental Surgery

Doctor

Crown Health Centre
Dr Cornish & Partners
Stourview Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Bairstow Eves West Ltd
Balmforth & Partners
Black Horse Agencies - Januarys
Cooper Carder Estate Agents
RentWays Residential Property Management

Samuels Estate Agents
Woolwich Property Services

Golf Club

Haverhill

Health and Fitness Club

Fitness - Realbodies
Pinnacle Fitness

Inn

The White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn

Market

Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Australian Arms
Bell
Bull
Queens Head
Red Lion
Rising Sun
Suffolk Punch
White Horse
Woolpack

School

Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School

Solicitor

Adams Harrison
Stevens

Taxi

ABC Cab Co Ltd
Call A Car
Pride Cars

Sports Clubs

Haverhill (Women's Hockey)
Haverhill Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Haverhill RFC (Rugby Union)
Haverhill Rovers (Amateur Football)
Linton Village CC (Cricket)

Shops

Boots
D Holland
Billson Opticians
David Brownhill
Designer Outlet
Peacocks
The 1st Floor Gallery
Arevolution
Amanda Julia Couture
Cakes by Dee
Blooming Lovely Studio
Fiona’s Floral

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Tony Strowger Jewellers
David Doughty @ The Gallery

Places to Stay near Haverhill

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Days Inn Haverhill (1.02 miles)

Days Inn Haverhill

The Days Inn offers style and comfort where it matters. All of the rooms are designed in a bright contemporary style with Hypnos beds, white cotton duvets, spacious desks and superb en suite shower rooms complete ... More | visit website

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White Horse Inn (1.76 miles)

White Horse Inn

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Traditional Thatched Country Inn with bar restaurant and 5 letting rooms in a converted cart lodge for either single or double occupancy convenient for Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and ... More

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Sturmer Hall (1.84 miles)

Sturmer Hall
Sturmer Hall has no stiff rigid reception desk but instead a warm welcome from your host and the guarantee of a level of service you would expect in only the very best hotels. An English ... More | visit website
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Old Vicarage (The) (2.41 miles)

Old Vicarage (The)
Set in mature grounds and woodlands this delightful Old Vicarage has a friendly family atmosphere. Complete peace and comfort are assured with wonderful views of the Suffolk countryside. Open log fires welcome you ... More | visit website
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The Plough Inn (3.31 miles)

The Plough Inn

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This beautiful country pub occupies a privileged location close to the main cities of Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury. The Plough Inn is set in the picturesque Suffolk ... More

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Old Red Lion (3.75 miles)

Old Red Lion

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The Old Red Lion hotel dates back to its 18th Century days and was originally an old farm house. The lodges offer comfortable accommodation in a charming setting. There are 12 comfortably ... More

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The Old Red Lion Inn (3.79 miles)

The Old Red Lion Inn
The Old Red Lion Inn is located in a small village called Horseheath with prime location just off the A1307. We have 12 letting rooms set aside from the main building which was an old ... More | visit website
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The White Horse Inn (5.17 miles)

The White Horse Inn

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Set in the north Essex countryside The White Horse Inn & Lodge at Ridgewell is ideally situated for the nearby attractions of the Colne Valley railway, the castle at Castle ... More

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The Black Bull Inn (5.97 miles)

The Black Bull Inn
Classic 16th Century Grade II listed thatched black and white Freehouse at the heart of a pretty village.
This gem has just been taken over by the owners of the award-winning Red Lion Hinxton and has ... More | visit website
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Ship Stores (6.14 miles)

Ship Stores

Ship Stores Guest House is a 17th Century timber framed listed building that was originally three cottages. Later an external staircase led to drinking rooms, above which were used by local sheep farmers. It is ... More | visit website

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