Somersham Duke of Marlborough summary from Suffolk Camra
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Somersham Duke of Marlborough

  • previously known as Marlborough Head, Marlbro Head
  • Main Rd
  • IP8 4QA
  • grid reference TM 084 487
closed 21st-century
  • opened 15th cent
  • closed October 2014
Historical info
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


John Churchill (1650-1722) was the first Duke of Marlborough and became a famous soldier & statesman under James II, William III and Queen Anne - who gave him not just the title but also Blenheim Palace from a grateful nation after winning the War of Spanish Succession.