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Lakenheath Sedge Sheaf
also traded as as: Sheaf Househistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
opened 1869 circa
closed 1920s circa
Sedge Fen Rd
After closure the Sedge Sheaf was used as a residential house but was since demolished.
Located at TL672847, and situated in Sedge Fen, this ancient ale house's existence is now outside living memory. It probably closed early in the 1920's. The building on site is not the pub. I have a personal interest here as it is the address on my birth certificate! My parents moved to 'the Sheaf'' in 1943 and I turned up 1 year later! I recall the house as being just built from wood weather-boards, long since gone and replaced by a brick farmhouse.
(Details supplied by Chris Curtis)
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
No reference to a pub was found on the 1871 census - but Jacob Porter is then listed as a farmer (26 acres) together with his wife Mary Ann.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.