Coddenham Duke's Head

Coddenham Duke's Head

South, 52.14522,1.11854

closed October 2014
This pub closed at the end of October 2014.

opened 15th century

High Street, IP6 9PN

grid reference TM 134 542

A cosy 15th century local with public bar and separate games room. Families and dogs were welcome. There was a large secluded garden up a flight of steps from the car park. No food.

Built about 1600, but altered in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This pub closed at the end of October 2014 and has, since that November been up for sale, either leasehold or freehold. It is covered by an ACV.

At the end of June 2020 a planning application to convert the pub to residential use was submitted.

According to the Village History Club:

The name of the pub probably refers to John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, born in 1504, executed in 1553 for leading the plot to crown Lady Jane Grey, his daughter-in-law. She, along with her husband, Guildford Dudley, suffered the same fate. Among other family members were Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, afterwards a favourite courtier of Elizabeth I, and Sir Henry Sidney, father of the poet Philip.





Historical interest

Historical interest





The duke referred to in the pub's name is believed to have been Lord Dudley, Duke of Northumberland.

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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