Wissett Swanhistorical era: late 20th century
grid reference TM 366 793Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 06/08/2016
Built late 16th century, with late 17th century alterations.
Still open as late as 1967 (the latest licensing records we've been able to access).
Listed in Wissett St. in 1881 census.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1840 states that :
To be sold by auction, by direction of the Executors and Trustees, under the Will of John Oldrin, deceased, all that excellent freehold well accustomed Inn, or public house, called or known by the sign, the Swan,, with stable, outhouses, yard, garden, pightle, pump of excellent water, and appurtenances, situated at Wissett, and late in the occupation of the said, John Oldrin. The property is entirely freehold, and pays an annual land tax of 8s which is the only outgoing.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)