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Southwold White Lion

historical era: ancient

closed 1796 circa

Back st

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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 11/04/2015

In 1796 this PH stood where part of the malt House now stands - near the alley out of Back St leading to the church.**

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 05 Jun in 1811 states that :

Auction Sale on 10th June, 1811...Lot 9, A messuage or Tenement, with convenient outbuildings & yard thereto belonging, formerly the WHITE LION, at Southwold

NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden.


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

(** Reference to pub seen in Southwold Diary of James Maggs (1818-1876) published by Suffolk Records Society in 2007)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)