Built early 16th century. The remains of a stone cross in the orchard associated with the Evergreen Oak originally stood elsewhere in the village, where it was erected as a result of John Coles' will in 1527.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Feb-21 in 1882 when George Sexton was the landlord states that:
Walter Sturgeon was charged with stealing a quantity of plums, sugar, soap, other articles and 4 shillings nine and a half pence, the property of Mr W Thompson. A Mr Read, a traveller in the employ of Thompson, left his cart with Sturgeon while he went into the White Horse. When he returned he saw Sturgeon run off and discovered that his plums, coins (which included 3 French pennies) and other articles were missing. George Sexton, landlord of the Evergreen Oak, gave evidence that Sturgeon had no money on the morning of the robbery. When arrested later that day all Sturgeon had was 2 French coins in his pockets. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
listed building grade II
last updated 27/09/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)