Bury St Edmunds Exchange
previously known as Three Bulls
8 The Traverse
grid reference TL 852 642
listed building grade II
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 30/07/2015
The core of the building dates from the 16th century, but the façade is 19th century.
Name probably changed about 1869.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1800 states that :
Married Friday last, Mr James Scott to Mrs Miller, of the Three Bulls, Inn Bury.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 11 Oct in 1823 states that :
Auction of the Three Bulls Inn, Market Hill, Bury, late in the occupation of Mrs SCOTT, deceased.
Listed at Beast Market (1823), at 21 Great Market place in 1830, and at 21/22 Meat Market (1855) at 21 Meat Market in 1861-1892, and at 8 the Traverse (in 1900) and Market Hill.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1835 states :
Died on the 2nd May 1835, very suddenly at the age of 35, Mr Francis Corby, tea dealer, formerly of the Three Bulls, Bury St Edmunds.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Apr 1865 states that :
To be sold by auction that substantially built freehold Inn, known as the Three Bulls, remarkably well situated in the meat market, Bury, and occupied by Mr William Clarke, at an annual rental of £55, with possession on July 6th 1865.
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)