Syleham White Horse
grid reference TM 212 780
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 03/04/2016
When travelling north east along the Hoxne Road pass Syleham Village Hall on your right. The former White Horse public house can then be seen on your left before the Wingfield Road is reached. It is easily identified from the road by the pub name still displayed on the lamp over the door.
Now used as a private residence.
(information supplied by John Alborough)
The building is thought to have been built in the 16th or 17th century as a farmhouse.
A report in the Evening Star** dated 06 Oct 1955 records:
An old-established inn, the Black Horse at Syleham, will soon be no more. At Hoxne court yesterday, when a protection order in respect of the White Horse inn (also at Syleham) was granted to Eric Sparrow from Wm Collins, the district manager for Messrs Steward & Patteson. Mr S H Beales said his firm had bought the White Horse from Messrs Lacon. They intended moving Sparrow, who was the licensee of the Black Horse, into the house within the next week or so. They would then close down the Black Horse and surrender the license.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Hoxne licensing records.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** information supplied by Steve Phillips)