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Stowmarket Greyhound

previously known as Angel


opened 16th cent (early)

closed 1982 (Nov)

2 Market Place

grid reference TM 048 586

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listed building grade II

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last updated 07/11/2014

Now offices, the building is thought to date from the late 17th century though some parts are earlier (late 14th cent).

Called Angel before 1810 and then owned by John Aldrich. After 1810 owned by John Cobbold the Ipswich brewer.

In 1874 carriers from pub included Bloomfield on Tue & Fri to Botesdale.

There had been a previous Greyhound Inn on the other side of Tavern Street that had closed in about 1799.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jul-31 in 1844 when John Taylor was the landlord states that:

Frederick Borely, aged 18, was found guilty of setting fire to a bean stack the property of Ambrose Canler. John Taylor, landlord of the Greyhound, Stowmarket, was called to give evidence in support of the defence's claim that two witnesses had conspired against

Borely. Taylor told the Court that both men had been in his house but he could not remember any of their conversations.

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

(detailed information by Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published in 2009)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)