Wattisfield Black Swanhistorical era: mid 20th century
opened 16th century
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A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 07 Dec 1765 states : 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.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 04 Jan 1766 to be lett, the Black Swan at Wattesfield, with a Parcel of Land and a Barn thereon, in the Occupation of Mr John Farr.
A reference in the Ipswich Journal*** on 12 April 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.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Nov 1880 states that : 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.
(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.