closed 13th July 1937
234 High St
grid reference TM 295 356
There has been some uncertainty about exactly which building was the Angel. Most old OS maps show it as having been the building central to our photograph (perpendicular to the road). And the listed buildings register also claims this building was an old inn. But to add confusion, the 1880s large-scale OS town plan of Walton shows the pub in the building where the Post Office is, with the other building marked as a "public hall". However, a photograph taken late in the 19th century and published in a book about Felixstowe clearly shows the perpendicular building pictured to have been the pub.
Though since maps as far back as 1881 show the building where the Post Office is as having also been a Post Office then, it seems most likely that the town plan was in error.…
To be sold, the Angel Inn, being a well accustom'd House, situate in the Street at Walton with a large Stable and other convenient Outhouses, in good Repair, and Two Acres of Land thereto belonging, now in the Occupation of Benjamin Powling. Enquire of Mr Lott Knight at Ipswich.Ipswich Journal, August 31st 1751***
To be sold or lett, the Angel at Walton, being a good accustom'd House, with a Shop, large Stables, two Acres of Land, and other Conveniences thereto belonging, now in the Occupancy of Benjamin Fowling. Also four small Tenements adjoining the said Inn..Enquire of Mr Burrell of Hadleigh.Ipswich Journal, June 26th 1756***
A petty session for hundred of Colneis for hiring and retaining servants… held at Angel in Walton on Thu 16 inst.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.