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Carlton Colville Shiphistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed After 1901
The building dates from the 18th century. It isn't clear exactly how much of the building in our photograph was the inn; it may only have occupied a part of it.
It's listed in the 1910 Rate book as "Old Ship". Whether this means it was called the Old Ship or because by then it had closed is uncertain. It can be seen on OS maps at least as late as 1901 (when it's just marked as an un-named inn), so evidently closed after that. It hasn't been found on any later maps, though as these also fail to show the Crown, this doesn't help us identify a closure date.
1957 has been quoted as the closure date, though the provenance of that is unknown and seems to be contradicted by the above information.
The Ship can be seen on this OS map from 1884. Note the Crown also visible on the map.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)