grid reference TL 642 633

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last updated 25/01/2020

Newmarket Dolphin

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

Drapery Row

Overview | Historical info | Public transport | Map

The Dolphin is also listed at Market Lane. It stood close to the junction with Wellington Street, opposite the Fountain.

It can be seen on this old OS map from early in the 20th century (larger map).

old OS map

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

(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)

Precise location found with help from the Newmarket Local History Society

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


A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".