Wilby Swanhistorical era: late 20th century
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listed building grade II
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 22/09/2016
Built early 15th century, with later alterations.
Although a date of 1915 has been quoted for the closure of the Swan, the Hoxne licensing records
show it still open at least as late as 1968.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in March 1885 states that :
Moore, Garrod and Son will sell by auction the furniture and effects of Mr R Gooden, who is leaving the Swan Inn at Wilby near Stradbroke, including sets of concave seated and other chairs, two wainscot dining tables, 30 hour and 8 day clocks, bureau, French and other bedsteads, three good feather beds, chest of drawers, etc., two capital neat luggage carts, set of nearly new brass mounted harness, two guns, excellent oat and bean mill by Turner, chaff cutter, coal weigher, tools and effects.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)