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Wrentham Spread Eagle

previously known as Eagle



closed

opened pre-1841

closed 1989

High St

grid reference TM 499 828


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listed building grade II


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last updated 02/01/2015

According to Alfred Hedges' 1976 book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk", the Spread Eagle was the sign of Catherine of Aragon.

This is now part of Eagle Court. I lived there with my parents (Marjorie and James(Jim) Smedley) from 1962 to 1972. There was one more landlord after mum and dad left then it closed around a few yeas later.

(information supplied by Annette Day (nee Smedley)

Licensed as just the "Eagle" from at least 1957 until 1965, when "Spread" was prepended to the name.

The building dates from the 18th century, with 19th century alterations.


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(information supplied by Annette Day (nee Smedley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


Note

The spread eagle was originally a Roman sign and later used by many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain & France. The sign is also used by many English noble families.