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Beccles Fleece

historical era: late 20th century

last owner Free House

56-58 Blyburgate, NR34 9TQ

grid reference TM 424 900

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last updated 27/07/2017

The present building is a rebuild (1930s?) of a much older Fleece. Though it was also used as a pub.

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)


The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.