Meaning: Leah (clearing) on slope or ledge (Ekwall)
- Area: 912 acres land, 4 acres water
Types of farming:
- 1086 - 16 acres meadow, 1 mill, 1 cob, 4 cattle, 7 pigs, 23 sheep
- 1500 - 1640 Thirsk: Sheep-corn region where sheep are main fertilizing agent, bred for fattening. Barley main cash crop. Also has similarities with wood-pastrue region with pasture, meadow, dairying and some pig-keeping.
- 1086 - 16 recorded
- 1327 - 26 taxpayers paid 1[pound] 17s. 3 1/2 d.
- 1524 - 19 taxpayers paid 2[pound] 14s. 8d.
- 1603 - not listed
- 13th cent. Chancel
- 14th cent. Main structure including tower
- 15th cent. N. chapel
- 1643 - Puritanical vandals (William Dowsing) destroyed 6 superstitious pictures and removed 2 inscriptions.
- 1066 - Manor (as outlier of East Bergholt) of 2 caracates
- 1086 - Manor of 2 carucates belonging to the King
- 1272 - Robert de Tateshall held of the barony of Tibenham, Norfolk
- 1462 - Robert Harleston owned at which time the manor was forfeited to the Crown and granted to Richard, Duke of York. However Chancery Proceedings state that John L'Estrange died seised of this manor in 1467.
- 1485 - Linked to Hawstead, Rougham and Onehouse (Roger Drury died seised)
- 1510 - Linked to Brantham (Edward Cornwallis)
- 16th cent - Linked to Sproughton (Sir Philip Tilney)
- 1627 - Thomas Kerridge owns
- 1756 - Samuel Rush owns
- 1227 - Grant of market and fair
- 1611 - Thomas Tilney, Sheriff of Suffolk
- 1647 - Thomas Kerridge, High Sheriff of Suffolk
- 1673 - Richard Kirby, John Tilney
- 1550 - 1599 - 1 yeoman, 4 husbandmen
- 1600 - 1649 - 3 yeomen, 1 husbandman, 1 blacksmith
- 1650 - 1699 - 1 yeoman, 1 spinster, 1 pail maker
- Edmund Tilney (d. 1610), appointed master of the revels in the Royal Household (1579). Undertook the licensing of plays for public representation and publication.
- Charles Tilney executed (1586) for his part in the Babington Conspiracy
- Shelley Hall - built (1520) by Sir Philip Tilney. Listed as farmhouse (1891), said to exhibit the Tilney arms. Queen Elizabeth I entertained (1561).