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Bury St Edmunds Swan Inn

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened pre-1791

closed 1917

96 Northgate St

grid reference TL 855 648

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listed building grade II


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last updated 31/12/2016

The correct location of the Swan Inn has been confirmed on the 1885 OS map at the Bury Record Office.

The Listed Buildings Register claims that number 11 Northgate Street was the Swan, but the OS map contradicts this. We take the OS map as more likely to be correct, as the register has been known to be wildly inaccurate where pubs are concerned.

The pub has also been reported at 72 Northgate Street in 1830, at Wells Street (1839) and at 85, 91, 92 and 96 Northgate Street.


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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)