Sudbury Spread Eagle summary from Suffolk Camra
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Sudbury Spread Eagle

  • 89 Cross St
  • grid reference TL 868 411
closed 21st-century
  • opened 14th Cent
  • closed between 1997 and 2006
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** information from Stuart Ansell)


The spread eagle was originally a Roman sign and later used by many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain & France. The sign is also used by many English noble families. Its popularity as an inn sign owes a lot to the fact that it was the device of Catherine of Aragon.