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Built circa 1600.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Sep-26 in 1865 when Thomas Rainbow was the landlord states that:
In an argument with Alfred Moule, Rainbow said "hit me then" Moule obliged and hit him a back handed blow. Rainbow fell and his head struck the floor first. Moule was arrested in London and charged with manslaughter.
listed building grade II
last updated 08/12/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)