Saxmundham Coach & Horses summary from Suffolk Camra
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Saxmundham Coach & Horses

  • High St
  • grid reference TM 386 632
closed 1840-1920
  • closed July 5th, 1913
Overview
Historical info
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Closure date from Blything licensing records.


Note

Coach & horses became a means of transport for many travellers during the 17th and 18th cent. especially for those who could not afford their own vehicle. As regular services evolved, they soon encouraged many inns enroute to become natural stopping points for refreshments - with journeys broken into stages (about 8 miles) - and many eventually provided stabling to enable regular changes of horses. Their demise started in 1840s with the building of the railway network.