Wickham Market Crown
closed April 9th, 1959
grid reference TM 301 557
listed building grade II
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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 17/04/2016
Now converted into a dental surgery.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Crown was in existence by 1640.
Traded as the Crown until 1959, when the license was surrendered for a payment of £250.
The building dates from the 16th century, with 18th century alterations and 20th century restorations.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1810 states :
James Wink respectively acquaints the public, that he has taken the Crown Inn, Wickham Market, late in the possession of Mr Wright, where by providing the best accommodation, and by the strictest attention to the commands, he hopes to merit their favours.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1820 states that :
To be sold by auction, on the 8th June 1820, at the Crown Inn, Woodbridge, Lot 7., the Crown Inn, pleasantly situate in Wickham Market. This house has been lately much improved, and is now in good trade, and increasing, from its local advantages, and command of the road and coach business. The tenant has had notice to quit at Michaelmas.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1880 states that : Died on the 24th at the Crown Inn, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Leggett, aged 66.
(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 Stuart Ansell)