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Cockfield King's Head

Cockfield King's Head

North West, 52.16504,0.77196

Closed: between 1961 and 1975

Cross Green

grid reference TL 896 554

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

old OS map

The King's Head was built in the 16th century, with additions in the 17th. The building now houses Thatchers Restaurant.

The pub appears on the 1958 OS map, but has gone by the 1975 sheet (when the building's shown as "Thatchers"), so presumably closed between those dates.

My grandfather James Jolly was landlord here and also at the Brettenham Crown. I lived with him from 1940 to 1945, his sister also had Felsham Six Bells and two nephews had Hesset Five Bells & Preston Six Bells.Jim Hill

In 1874 the pub was listed at Hall Green and in 1891 at the Water Cross Green.

I was born [in Cockfield] and lived there until 1961 at Cross Green…





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

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