17 Swan St
grid reference TL 961 405
listed building grade II
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last updated 07/11/2014
The 18th century brick frontage covers a much older structure. The pub has been reported in the Ipswich Journal** as early as 1744.
January 7th 1744
This is to give notice that on Tuesday the 10th of January between the hours of 10 and 12 at Boxford, Suffolk, a gentleman is to run 7 miles in one hour for wager of 20 guineas, there will be an ordinary for gentlemen at the Swan Inn at Boxford on the same day.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 03 Oct in 1876 states that :
Walter Robert KINGSBURY, Swan Inn, Boxford, was charged with keeping his house open during prohibited hours. Witnesses claimed they were there to do business - Case dismissed.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)