previously known as Green Dragon
mid 20th century
grid reference TM 210 723
listed building grade II
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last updated 02/11/2013
Called Green Dragon in 1844 + 1855. Now called Dragon House, the building is believed to date from about 1525, though the facade dates from about 1920.
The pub was very popular with visiting US airmen during World War 2. Many of them still knock on the door asking for a nostalgic look round.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.