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Westhorpe Crown


The Green

grid reference TM 051 689

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 04/10/2015

Built early 16th century.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Crown, Westhorpe.

A book titled "Suffolk Transport" shows a photograph of a sale of wagons and farm equipment outside The Crown (Colchester Brewery Co.). To quote the caption written by John Wilton "Herbert H Spurden was the landlord of the Crown Inn at Westhorpe, north of Stowmarket, for quite a few years from about 1915 onwards".

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

(various items of information from Bob Hawes)

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)