Wortham Tumble Down Dick

Wortham Tumble Down Dick

also traded as Dick

South East, 52.37163,1.07069

Closed: unknown, but definitely between 1967 and 1997.

Rectory Rd

grid reference TM 091 792

It can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

The closure date of this pub is unknown, but the most recent Eye licensing records we've seen show it open at least as late as 1967.

The name Tumbledown Dick is believed to refer to Richard Cromwell, who inherited the title Lord Protector from his father Oliver, as this was one of his nicknames (earned due to his abrupt fall from power in in 1659). It has also been claimed that it refers to a once-popular dance.

The pub is also listed at the Ling in 1874-1922.








Tumbledown Dick was a nickname for Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell. Perhaps there was a connection between him and Wortham?

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

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