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Stowmarket White Lion


opened 1620 circa

closed 1892

Stowupland St

grid reference TM 049 588

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 24/07/2015

This building was very old when it became an inn - late 14th cent.

An earlier pub of the same name was located in the market place and traded from mid 16th cent to early 17th cent.

Building was partly demolished in 1960s when three northern bays were removed leaving just the single southern bay.

It appears at the location shown on the 1885 OS map.

A report in the Suffolk Chronicle** on 20th February, 1813 states the death of the only daughter (aged 2 and a half) of landlord Mr D. BALLS.

Owned by John Miller - brewer and maltster of Walsham le Willows from 1839-76.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1840 states :

To creditors: All persons having a demand against Harris Mills, late of the White Lion, Stowmarket, are requested to send particulars to James Gudgeon, Solicitor.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1850 states that :

Married on the 16th of November, at Ipswich, Mr James Williams, of the White Lion Inn, Stowmarket, to Miss Eliza Tricker, also of Stowmarket.

Owned by Alexander Clutterbuck from 1876 to 1882.

Then acquired by Edward Green & Co (later Greene King).

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

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)