Higham (Babergh) Gamekeepers' Arms
Victorian or Edwardian
grid reference TM 034 356
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last updated 07/11/2014
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A Victorian brewery once was based here.
Converted into a shop and Post Office after sale of premises in 1911. The sale advert (Feb 1911) describes the sale as follows:
"In a good residential neighbourhood, an old fashioned and commodious dwelling house now or recently known as the Gamekeeper's Arms, which will be sold as an unlicensed property.
Containing a spacious shop suitable for an entrance hall, large front room (19' x 17' x 9' high), second entrance door from front with entrance passage, sitting room, pantry and cupboard. At the back is another sitting room and cellar adjoining. Bake office now used as a kitchen with oven and range. Scullery, coal place, brew house with Copper and brick oven and wood or hen house at end. Above are 4 good front bedrooms (2 with stoves) and dressing room, cupboards and two back bed rooms."
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some historic details and directory information from John Martin)