Wetheringsett Trowel & Hammer

Wetheringsett Trowel & Hammer

South, 52.234226,1.135017

Closed between 1920 and 1970

last owner/operator: Greene King

Wetherup St

grid reference TM 141 641

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

old OS map

While doing some family history research I came across your Web Site and in particular the entry for the Trowel & Hammer in Wetheringsett. My grandfather, Walter Ager, was the Licensee there from 1913 until 1960 when the pub closed and became a private residence. The pub was struck by lightning in 1939 which destroyed the thatched roof & roof beams. The roof was replaced with a tiled roof which may well be the roof of the house shown in your photograph. While the roof was being repaired my grandfather continued to sell beer from a shed in front and to the side of the pub. As far as I know the house in your photograph although extended and modified is basically the original pub building. …







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

Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.

(** information supplied by David Allard)

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