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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Boxted King's Head

Boxted King's Head

closed 22nd April 1936.

opened about 1800

Fenstead End, IP29 4LH

grid reference TL 805 509

This pub was actually located in Fenstead End, which is part of the parish of Boxted, though remote from the settlement. It's now residential and known as The Black House.

The pub was closed by Greene King in 1936 after what was described as an 'agricultural riot' took place adjacent to the pub.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

The pub's sign is shown on the front of the building and a car is visible outside.

(information supplied by Peter Dolton)

This property was built in approximately 1800 when it included a mill, several cottages and a parcel of land. On February 24th 1875, Mr FM King of Bury St Edmunds acquired the property. It had changed hands several times, but in 1875 it was still a fully licensed inn (with an adjoining shop)…

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

(information supplied by Peter Dolton)

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

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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