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listed building grade II
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last updated 18/09/2017
Polstead Bakers' Arms
also traded as as: Brewers' Arms?historical era: date unknown
closed after 1958
Spring Ln, Whitestreet Green
The building dates from the 17th or 18th century. It's shown as a beerhouse on OS maps at least as late as 1958, but subsequent sheets are insufficiently detailed to draw any conclusions as to its closure date.
The 1901 census lists only one pub, called the Brewer's Arms, in White Street Green, which has been assumed to be this pub. It may refer to the Brewers' Arms at nearby Bower House Tye, though the name in the entry doesn't tie in with that pub's historical records. Further information is required to clear this up.
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.