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Bury St Edmunds Golden Fleece

Bury St Edmunds Golden Fleece

also traded as Fleece

closed 1933

opened 1737

50 Churchgate St

grid reference TL 854 640

The building dates from the 19th century, possibly built onto 17th century parts, with much older origins including the remains of a 14th century curved ceiling in the cellar.

After closure the building was used for many years as Angela Morgan's dance school.

It was just called the Fleece from 1823 to 1865.

In 1823, the pub was listed in Hatter Street. also listed at 61/62 College Street.

A Victorian brewery was once located here.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Footnote

The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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