South East, 52.35538,1.61937
closed 31st December 1910
31 High St
grid reference TM 465 791
The pub is shown, though unnamed, on this old OS map from 1883 (interactive map).
The Swan was built late in the 18th century. It closed on December 31st 1910 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses. The building is now residential and called Swan House. It's positively identified in the Listed Buildings Register.
The Beccles Brewery was sold with a house, gardens, building plots, a hotel [Kings Head] and 32 public houses previously owned by Frederick William Farr, at the Kings Head in Beccles on 28 Apr 1852. See Suffolk Archives Ref: 559/1 - This sale included the Swan, Wangford [landlord William Newberry]
By the instructions from the Executors of the late Mr Samuel Gayfer, deceased, to be sold by auction, the Southwold Brewery, in seven lots, which includes three public houses. Lot 3…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Closure date from Blything licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.