Photo of Prince of Wales

Debenham Prince of Wales

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed early 20th century

Chancery Ln

grid reference TM 172 635

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listed building grade II

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 13/11/2016

Built 16th century, but much altered since.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-08 in 1876 when Anna Maria & Phillip Gooding was the landlord and landlady states that :

John Taylor, a jealous guy, had been drinking in the Prince of Wales and on returning home argued with his wife. He hit her in the face then shot at her, the pellets removing the brim of her hat. Taylor was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to life imprisonment."

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)