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Wattisfield White Swan


The Street

grid reference TM 008 744

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listed building grade II

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last updated 17/03/2015

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.

(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)