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Bury St Edmunds Three Crowns


opened 1724

closed 1932

6-7 Southgate St

grid reference TL 858 637

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listed building grade II

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last updated 02/08/2015

Parts of the building date back to the 16th century, the fa├žade is 19th century.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1830 states that : Yesterday se'nnight died, in his 10th year, George, the only son of George Brand, of the Three Crowns Inn, Bury.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Dec 1860 states that : The death was announced on the 6th of December 1860, in the 64 year of his age, Mr John Banham, of the Three Crowns Inn, Bury St Edmunds.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post*** on Dec-17 in 1861 when James Death was the landlord reports that :

Simon "Knocker" Frost was refusing to leave the pub, Death called the police - Knocker, who by now had kicked the pub door off its hinges and smashed a number of panes of glass, kicked the officer. He was arrested and sentenced to 21 days hard labour.

(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 Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)