Bury St Edmunds Admirals Head

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1908

56 Long Brackland

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last updated 14/07/2015


A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jul-12 in 1870 when Samuel Parsons was the landlord reports that :

Beerhouse in Long Brackland.
A boy, Frederick Stone was forceably ejected from the pub, but returned and kicked out the windows in the door. At his trial his mother told the court "that her boy had had beer given him, and was the worse for drink". He received a seven days imprisonment.

Long Brackland used to stretch along what's now St John Street, to the pub may have been there. The building we think it was seems to have been replaced by a relatively new building.

Listed at 56 by 1888 and 63 by 1891 (Not present numbering). In 1901 it is listed before 64 & 65 Long Brackland, Bakers Terrace and 66 & 67 Long Brackland, which suggests that it was almost opposite the Britannia, on the south side of Long Brackland.

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

(* historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)