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Woolpit Crown


closed between 1912 and 1975?

The Street

grid reference TL 973 624

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listed building grade II

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last updated 11/04/2015

The building dates from about 1600, though it's much rebuilt since.

The pub appears on the 1904 OS map but has gone by the 1975 sheet (intermediate ones are insufficiently detailed). Presumably it closed between 1912 (last directory entry found so far) and 1975.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 18 Aug in 1802 states that :

Auction of the Crown Public House in Woolpit-street, Suffolk...comprises a kitchen, back kitchen, 2 large parlours, bar room, dairy and pantry, 6 chambers & garrets over the same; good stabling & other convenient outbuildings; also 2 large gardens, well planted with fruit trees & a pightle, containing about an Acre, well fenced in and all adjoining. There is also a right of commonage on Woolpit Warren...The above old-established Inn is now in full trade...£600 part of the purchase money may remain on security of the premises (Later disposed of by private treaty in notice dated 25 Aug 1802).

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)