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Sudbury White Horse

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

48 & 49 Ballingdon St

grid reference TL 864 407

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last updated 23/04/2017

The White Horse was located adjacent to former Mauldon's brewery buildings (today only the offices remain). The inn dates back at least as far as 1822, when the Bury & Norwich Post reported** a stabbing there.

March 20th 1822

On Wednesday last at the White Horse Inn at Ballingdon near Sudbury, a person named Rippengall, a shoemaker from Wisby Hills, Bulmer, had words with Thomas Noakes a horse breaker from Halstead, after a scuffle he drew a knife and stabbed Noakes in the body making wounds between 7-8 inches long so the poor fellow's bowels protruded, hopes are entertained for his rcovery, Rippengall is in Chelmsford Gaol.

The pub is also listed at number 48/49 in the 1891 census and at another time in Gregory Street.


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

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)