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Wortham Magpie

Wortham Magpie

closed 24th June 1954

last owner/operator: Lacon's

Magpie Green

grid reference TM 073 785

The Magpie closed in 1954 due to "lack of trade". Unsurprising, given the pub's remote location. Though historically, before the mass-migration from the land in the mid-20th century, there were probably a lot of people hereabouts.

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

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Footnote

The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".

(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 Hartismere licensing records.

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

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