Building dates from the 18th century. It isn't clear exactly how much of the building in our photograph was the inn; it may only have occupied a part.
It's listed in the 1910 Rate book as "Old Ship". Whether this means it was called the Old Ship or because by then it had closed is uncertain. However, since the pub is shown on the 1884 OS map but not on any sheet from 1905 onwards it seems likely that it had closed by then. Census and directory entries seem to confirm that, suggesting that the pub closed between 1891 and 1901.
1957 has been quoted as the closure date, though the provenance of that is unknown and seems to be contradicted by the above information.
last updated 08/10/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)