Higham (Babergh) Gamekeepers' Arms

Higham (Babergh) Gamekeepers' Arms

North East, 51.98191,0.95985

closed 1911

Upper St

An un-named beerhouse is shown at this location on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (interactive map) and is almost certainly the Gamekeepers' as it disappears from maps at about the right time. It isn't clear from the map which building was the beerhouse itself, though it seems likely it was the long building immediately north of where it says "B.H.", which has since been demolished.

old OS map

It has been claimed that as well as a shop, it was converted into a post office. However, examining maps between the 1890s and 1930s shows the post office in an unchanged location roughly opposite the King's Head.

A Victorian brewery was once based here.

The building was converted into a shop after the sale of the premises in 1911…





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

(some historic details and directory information from John Martin)

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