Wickhambrook Rose & Crown
also traded as as: Crownhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed early 20th century
grid reference TL 748 544Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 05/11/2016
Old OS maps do not make it entirely clear which building here was the pub. The timber-framed building on the left seems most likely, as the brick-built one on the right is called "The Old Bank House". If you have any concrete information, please let us know.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jan-22 in 1878 when David Sargeant was the landlord states that:
William Edgeley, who was celebrating his 64th birthday, stated in court that he was not drunk but had had "a leetle too much". Sargeant was charged with allowing drunkenness on his premises, he was fined and his licence endorsed.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jul-21 in 1891 when William Bryant was the landlord states that:
Bryant aged 39 was given 12months hard labour for arson, he had been seen close to a stack of straw shortly before the alarm was raised. He claimed he not been near to the stack that which belonged to him. He had, however, put in a claim to the insurance company for "£12 5s, at the trial the straw was valued at £4 10s.
(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)