previously known as Wickham Queen, Queen's Head
closed between 1958 and 1977
grid reference TL 753 584
listed building grade II
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last updated 23/07/2015
Appears in the Listed Buildings Register as Byford House, Barber's Lane, but now known as Queen's House. The building dates from the 16th or 17th century and it was re-fronted in the early 19th century.
Shown as "Queen" or "Queen Inn" on the OS maps from 1885 to 1958. By the 1977 sheet it's marked as "Queen's Cottage" so evidently closed between 1958 and 1977.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 8th September in 1868 states that :
Auction of the Beer-House, Wickhambrook, situate near the Fox Inn, Ousden (Queens Head was the closest), in the occupation of Mr DODD, who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next. This property is well situated for trade.
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)