However he was beaten to death and is now buried in Halesworth Cemetery.
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker the famous botanist and traveller was born in Halesworth in 1817.
Excavations outside the White Hart pub in 1991 discovered part of a causeway – probably dating from the late Saxon period.
A piece of oak pile from these excavations is in the Halesworth & District Museum.
Quay Street takes its name from the original town quay.
In the middle of the 18th century the river was made navigable from Halesworth to Southwold.