Photo of Cross Bows

grid reference TM 443 796

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last updated 25/01/2020

Sotherton Cross Bows

also traded as as: Cross Bow

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened before 1841

closed before 1881?

London Rd

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The Cross Bows is not mentioned in the 1909 Rates book, so must have closed before then.

No reference to this pub has been found after the 1871 census, so it probably closed before 1881.

The inn was purchased in 1747 by the Earl of Stradbrooke of Henham Estate from a Brewer named Smith from Halesworth. The inn was empty during the mid 1960's when it was converted by Henham Estate workers into 3 separate cottages, of which I own two.

Many Thanks to Stuart Downes.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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