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Wattisfield Black Swan

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 16th century

closed 1969

Diss Rd

grid reference TM 018 750

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last updated 08/01/2017

To be lett, the Black Swan, an ancient and well-accustom'd Inn, at Wattesfield (in the great Road from Norwich and Yarmouth to London) ... in the Occupation of John Farr.Ipswich Journal, December 7th 1765***
To be lett, the Black Swan at Wattesfield, with a Parcel of Land and a Barn thereon, in the Occupation of Mr John Farr.Ipswich Journal, January 4th 1766***
For sale or let from Michaelmas next, the Swan at Wattersfield, when the Lease to the present Tenant expires, an ancient and good accustomed Inn, in the great Road from Norwich to Yarmouth, by way of Bury (to which it is distant only 12 miles) to London.Ipswich Journal, April 12th 1766***
An extension in time of one hour was granted to Mr Baldry on the occasion of the town reckoning which is to be held on the following Thursday evening.Ipswich Journal, November 1880**


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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Opening era and closing date from A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.