Photo of Duke of Edinburgh

Bury St Edmunds Duke of Edinburgh

also traded as as: White Horse

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1912

19 Buttermarket

grid reference TL 853 643

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last updated 07/08/2016

In the late 19th century this was a popular venue for troops of Suffolk militia and free fights were frequent. These, however, inevitably ended as soon as they began, for at that time a local Police station was located nearby in Moyses Hall.

(information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

It seems that the inn probably occupied the left-hand side of the building in our photograph. A 1906 photograph in the Spanton Jarman collection shows Mr Bullen's shop (number 20) to the right. There's no inn signage so it may have already been closed by that year, despite the quoted closure date of 1912.

It was called the White horse before 1875.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 22 Sep in 1847 states :

Married on 16th September, 1847, Mr William MIDDLEDITCH of the White Horse Inn to Miss Cuthbert, both of BSE

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jul 1875 states :

To be sold by auction, by the instructions of the Trustees of the late Robert Mulkin, Esq., at the Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmund's, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the Corn Hill, at Bury St. Edmund's.
NOTE: Mulkin also owned Bradfield Combust Manger, Bury Bushel, Bury Castle, Bury Coach and Horses, Bury Ram, and Bury Three Tuns.

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)