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Boxford White Horse

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1904 circa

45 Swan St

grid reference TL 960 406

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 12/04/2016

The façade is from the 18th century, but the structure of the building is much older.

A notice in the Bury & Norwich Post** on 11 Nov 1839 states that :

died at Groton: Thomas Rice a brewer aged 36 who descended into a beer vat at the White Horse Inn in Groton in search of a candlestick, it is supposed he was suffocated by the foul air.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 13 March in 1857 states that :

Auction of the White Horse Beer House, Boxford Street, now in full trade, containing parlour, tap-room, the usual offices & 3 bed-rooms, occupied by Miss OLLEY, at the low rent of £10 per annum.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)