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Bury St Edmunds Plough


opened pre-1759

closed 1917

83-84 Southgate St

grid reference TL 860 633

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listed building grade II

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last updated 31/07/2015

The building dates from the 15th century, with 16th and 17th century alterations. The fa├žade dates from the early 9th century.

Listed at 61 Southgate st (in 1839), and later at 63+64 Southgate St.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 06 Mar in 1811 states that :

Auction of property by Order of the Assignees re Mr Henry LEECH, Bankrupt, Merchant & Maltster;

Lot 8, the Plough Public House, situate in Southgate-street, comprising a kitchen, 2 parlours, a bar-room, 4 chambers, large yard, wherein is a brewhouse, stable & offices, with 2 large gardens, walled-in.

The above inn is in good repair & occupied by respectable tenants (not named) at will, who are carrying on considerable trade.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Aug 1870 states that : Died on the 8th at Moulton, near Newmarket, aged 21, after a short but severe illness, Alfred, the youngest son of Charles Osborn, carrier to Bury, Newmarket and Cambridge, and landlord of the Plough Inn, Bury.

(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 Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)