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Needham Market King's Head

Needham Market King's Head

closed 1930

opened 1711

62 High St

grid reference TM 088 550

The building dates from the late 16th century.

In 1720 John Moore's will listed a kitchen, parlour, old parlour, brewery, buttery, dining room, 6 bed chambers and buttery and outside yard with 8 cows, 4 hogs and mare. Bought by Thomas Emmerson in 1737. Bought by Messrs Cobbold of Cliff brewery in 1829. The Pightle are domestic buildings standing at the rear of what was the 'Kings Head' public house until the early years of the twentieth century. Cobbolds sold the pub to Ernie Shepherd who opened a garage & cycle shop (later called Tudor Rose Garage). Now used as two shops."Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring

A report in the Suffolk Chronicle, March 20th 1813**, announced the death of Mr GRUB who formerly kept this inn.…

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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

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