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Photo of Three Kings

grid reference TL 852 642

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last updated 18/09/2017

Bury St Edmunds Three Kings

also traded as as: Vine, Three Kings' Heads

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1960s

Cornhill

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The location of the Three Kings has been confirmed on the 1885 OS map at the Bury Record Office; the building on site now is modern, so the original one must have been demolished.

It became Montague Burton's in 1933 with a bar retained to the rear of the premises. After closure the right hand part of property was demolished to provide a new passageway.

The pub is listed at Market Hill and at 12 Great Market place in 1830 and at 13 Meat Market (between 1840 and 1891).

It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (larger map); the location has been confirmed on an old town plan.

old OS map


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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.