Laxfield Red Lyon

historical era: ancient

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 02/03/2016

Reported as being for sale in the Ipswich Journal on July 1765 as follows: To be sold, the Publick Inn, called the Red Lyon, in Laxfield, consisting of a well-timber'd Messuage, containing several large convenient Rooms and Offices, with a Barn, Stable, Garden, and two convenient Hemplands or Orchards, also several good Pieces of very good arable, meadow and pasture Land, lying contiuous to the Dwelling-House, now in the Occupation of Mary Dowsing, under an Agreement which expires at Michaelmas next...The Premises are wholly or chiefly Freehold, subject only to a Rent of 5 Shillings a year, and moderately assessed to the Land-Tax.

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.