Mendlesham Green Green Man
previously known as: Batleys Beer Househistorical era: late 20th century
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Mendlesham Green is part of the Mendlesham parish
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 30/05/2016
It isn't entirely clear, even with the old map, exactly which house in this terrace was the Green Man. If you can clarify this, please get in touch. Our picture shows Green Man Cottage, which seems a good bet for the correct building.
Shown here on the 1884 OS map.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 22 June in 1861 states that :
Catherine Oliver Fison, Miller, Stowmarket v William BATTLEY, publican, Mendlesham: A claim for £6 4s 6d of flour delivered to Battley who claimed it was for his son-in-law - case adjourned for evidence to be produced.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Also frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical).