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Eye Crown

historical era: mid 20th century

closed November 28th, 1942

31 Magdalen St

grid reference TM 142 737

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.

last updated 04/03/2016

Thought to date from the 18th century.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Aug-03 in 1833 when Susan & William Moss was the landlord & landlady states that they were :

Witnesses at a trial. William Jolly was found guilty of setting fire to a wheat stack and sentenced to death.

Closed in 1942 "for the duration [of the war]". Appears not to have reopened afterwards, in May 1946 the license was transferred to the Halesworth Triple Plea, which until then only had a beerhouse license.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Crown.

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

Closure details from Eye licensing records.

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)