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Holton Cherry Tree


opened 17th cent

Southwold Rd, IP19 8PW

grid reference TM 402 772

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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 11/04/2015

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1810 states that :

To be sold by auction at the dwelling house of Mr James Mayhew, called the Cherry Tree Inn, at Holton, Suffolk, two goose featherbeds and bedding, dining, dressing, and jamb tables, hollow bottom and other chairs, two 30 hour clocks, one of which is almost new, corner cupboard, coal range, beer casks, milk and washing keelers, milk pails, hand churn, cream tub, cheese press and vats, 2 coppers, copper boilers, saucepans, and tea kettles, 2 milk cows, breeding sow and pigs, a three quarter tumbrel, 2 foot ploughs, and a variety of other useful articles; also 100 sacks of potatoes of the finest quality, in small lots.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 21 Jun in 1823 states that :

Auction of The Cherry Tree Inn, Holton, in the occupation of Mr LOCKWOOD, possession at Michaelmas, next

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1860 states that :

In February 1860 William Davy, a sawyer of Wenhaston, was charged with having stolen fourteen pounds of feathers and a sack, the property of William Brister of Holton, Innkeeper. The prisoner was committed for trial at the ensuing sessions at Beccles.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Apr 1860 states that :

It was reported in April 1860 that as Mr Chester Lay, a Mellis farmer, was returning from Halesworth he called at the Cherry Tree, at Holton, leaving his horse in charge of Brister, the landlord, when it commenced plunging about, slipped its bridle, and started off at a furious rate back to Halesworth, until it reached the corner at the Angel Hotel, where the vehicle came in collision with the door, and was upset. The shafts were both broken off, and the horse sustained some injury. Fortunately, no persons were hurt.

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)