Ixworth is steeped in history. Whilst little is known about the area in the Neolithic period, apart from scattered finds of flint hand tools, prior to Roman occupation it was occupied by Celtic tribes including the Iceni. With the Romans came settlement, roads and a Roman Fort which stood on the outskirts of modern Ixworth, probably built to suppress the Iceni tribe and their infamous Queen Boudicca.
After the Romans came the Angles and Saxons who settled in scattered hamlets. By the time of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), there were two main Manors in the village and by the Domesday Book (1085-6) the population was recorded as being little more than 50 people.
With the Normans came great upheaval and many of the fine timber framed buildings, which can be seen today, were constructed after this time.
Today, Ixworth is a thriving community with a vibrancy that reflects its rich cultural legacy, with a lovely cafe, 2 pubs, a diverse range of shops and an excellent children's play area by the village hall.