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Alpheton Red Lion

Alpheton Red Lion

North West, 52.12848,0.75283

Closed between 1920 and 1970

opened pre-1820

Bury Rd (Now called the Old Bury Rd)

grid reference TL 885 513

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

The Lion dates back at least as far as 1820, when the Bury & Norwich Post reported one Mr. Golding breaking his leg there.

Later known as "The 'alf eaton lion", it suffered much loss of trade from the diversion of the main road, so that it could not keep going and closed in 1964.Parish council website

Dr Martin Moss tells us:

Now known as Doone house, this was once a coaching Inn and still retains its stables and yard. The Norwich to London Post would stop here for a change of horses and my Gt grandfather Silas Harry Long was Ostler here to Sam Clements who kept the Pub…

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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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