Bury St Edmunds Golden Fleece
previously known as Fleece
50 Churchgate St
grid reference TL 854 640
listed building grade II
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last updated 11/04/2015
The building dates from the 19th century, possibly built onto 17th century parts, with much older origins including the remains of a 14th cent. curved ceiling in the cellar.
After closure the building was used as Angela Morgan's dance school for many years.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.