Barnby Blind Man's Gatehistorical era: mid 20th century
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last updated 08/01/2017
An inn appears on the OS maps at this approximate location at least as late as 1946. On the 1856 map, "Blindman's Gate" is marked here.
It's listed in the 1910 Rates book as being owned by the Crown Brewery of Lowestoft.
The pub can be seen here on the 1871 OS map.
A car wash now stands on the site of the pub.
There's no consensus as to the origin of this unusual name; one suggestion is that it was originally a tollhouse looked after by a blind man.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)