mid 20th century
closed July 13th, 1937
234 High St
grid reference TM 295 356
listed building grade II
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Walton is part of the Felixstowe parish
last updated 31/01/2015
There has been some uncertainty about exactly which building was the Angel. Most old OS maps show it as having been the building central to our photograph (perpendicular to the road). And the listed buildings register also claims this building was an old inn. But to add confusion, the 1880s large-scale OS town plan of Walton shows the pub in the building where the Post Office is, with the other building marked as a "public hall". However, a photograph taken late in the 19th century and published in a book about Felixstowe clearly shows the perpendicular building pictured to have been the pub.
Though since maps as far back as 1881 show the building where the Post Office is as having also been a Post Office then, it seems most likely that the town plan was in error.
The building is believed to date from the 16th century. Old maps show that originally it was "L"-shaped, with another wing to the rear running to the left of the section in our photo.
We'd like to think that the nearby "Angel's" haridresser is named in honour of the pub, but somehow this seems improbable.
(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 Bob Mitchell)