Mendlesham Green Green Man
previously known as Batleys Beer House
grid reference TM 098 630
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Mendlesham Green is part of the Mendlesham parish
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 18/07/2015
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.
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).