closed 28th November 1942
31 Magdalen St
grid reference TM 142 737
The pub building is thought to date from the 18th century.
The Crown closed in 1942 "for the duration [of the war]". It appears not to have reopened afterwards; in 1946 the license was transferred to the Halesworth Triple Plea, which until then only had a beerhouse license.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
[they were] Witnesses at a trial. William Jolly was found guilty of setting fire to a wheat stack and sentenced to death.Ipswich Journal, August 3rd 1833** (when Susan & William Moss were the landlord & landlady)
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837***, stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Crown.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure details from Eye licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.