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Bacton Grapes


Church Rd

grid reference TM 053 672

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 03/10/2015

Now a farmhouse, the building dates from early/mid 16th century, with alterations around 1600.

Having examined the Hartismere licensing records from 1923 to 1962 and found no trace of this pub, we conclude it must have closed before 1923.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 19 Jun in 1847 states that :

Auction of the Grapes Inn, Bacton, with the dwelling house, farming buildings, premises & altogether 22a[cres] 0r[ods] 25p[erches] of superior arable & pasture land, occupied by Mr C. JENNINGS.

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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)