Gedding Fox & Houndshistorical era: ancient
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last updated 28/09/2016
Fox & Hounds is listed in the 1851 census with four households, none of whom are shown as publicans. Most other censuses up to 1901 name Fox & Hounds. It is usually listed between Gedding Last and Frogs Hall, next to cottage at Abbot's Farm and Bradfield Rd. [Probably towards the north west of the village.]
Our photograph and location show a building called "Reynard House" on the OS map, which strongly suggests it may have been the pub, especially as it's in roughly the right location. Though signs at the gate show it's now known as Hubbard Corner.
According to the Felsham & Gedding history group:
A local newspaper at the beginning of the 19th century advertised an auction of horses, steers, heifers, sheep and hogs to be held at the Fox & Hounds in Gedding on Monday, August 17, 1801, being Felsham fair-day.'
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)