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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Thwaite Queen's Head

Thwaite Queen's Head

also traded as Low House, High-Low House

Closed mid-19th century.

A140

grid reference TM 115 687

It would appear that the Queens Head was in part of a large Tudor house formerly called High-Low house in Thwaite. This house dated back to at least 1597****

According to Wikipedia:

In 1910, Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes dismantled a large timber framed house, formerly the Queens Head, located next to what is now the A140. He transported it in 688 crates from Tilbury docks to the USA, where it was reconstructed using the timbers of a wrecked English ship, on a hill overlooking Long Island Sound near Greenwich, Connecticut. It was renamed 'High Low House' - one of its former names whilst standing in Thwaite.

According to the book, "Connecticut; a guide to its roads, lore, and people" (1938):…

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

(** historic book detail from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(** historic building details from http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full=3100001~!245781!0)


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