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Hadleigh Flying Chariot

previously known as Royal Oak


closed before 1885?

92-94 Benton St

grid reference TM 029 418

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listed building grade II*

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last updated 19/10/2015

Recorded as a former inn in the Listed Buildings Register. It's shown on OS maps as early as 1885 as "Flying Chariot", but not marked as a pub (by contrast, the nearby King's Arms is clearly marked as an inn), so presumably closed before that date.

The building dates from the 16th century, but most features are from the 17th. It's one of the most beautifully pargetted buildings in the town (see the gallery for pictures).

Reputedly the right-hand side of the building was once used as a butchers with a slaughterhouse to the rear.

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