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Bury St Edmunds Golden Fleece

previously known as Fleece


opened 1737

closed 1933

50 Churchgate St

grid reference TL 854 640

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listed building grade II

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last updated 21/08/2014

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.