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Hundon Cock


closed 1935 circa, or post-1958

Steeplechase Rd

grid reference TL 729 506

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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 16/07/2015

Reputedly demolished to make way for the nearby airfield (RAF Stradishall) which was built from 1935 onwards and was one of the first pre-war airfields to have concrete runways. However, the pub is still shown on OS maps at least as late as 1958, so this may not be correct.

Shown here on the 1885 OS map.

pub on old OS map

Still visible on the 1958 map.

shown on 1958 map

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on August 1st in 1893 stated that the pub had been purchased by Mr Wooten for £165.

Also reported at Scotch Green (1861, 1891 & 1901) and Cock Green (1871).

Details of pub premises belonging to William Ward & Son sold, along with the brewery, by auction 23 January 1894*** - taken from the original source of documentation at Suffolk Record Office:

Hundon : The Cock

Newly-built brick and slated roadside inn, finished with two bays.

On the First Floor: 3 Bed Rooms

On the Ground Floor: 3 Public rooms and a 2 Cellar.

Large Garden and Shed.

Let to Mr. David Taylor who occupied the previous house (recently destroyed by fire) for about 10 years.

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(***Original source of documentation transcribed by Graham Nunn)