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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 30/12/2019
Somersham Griffinhistorical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian
closed after 1912
The Griffin is shown on the 1882 OS map but not on maps of the 1890s or subsequent editions, although it is listed in the 1911 census. It's now residential.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
A griffin is a fabulous monster - half eagle and half lion - popular in heraldry and often spelt griffon or gryphon.