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Southwold Marquis of Lorne
also traded as as: Waggon and Horseshistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed February 6th, 1956
2 High St
The Marquis of Lorne closed in 1956, with the license transferred to the Leiston Engineer's Arms, which up until then only had a beerhouse license.
Whilst researching the family history and looking at the 1891 census, I was intrigued to discover that my great, great grandfather Richard Lord and his wife Maria were landlord and lady of the `Marquis of Lorne` pub in Southwold at that time. Richard and his family were from Heacham in Norfolk where he was a `ship owner` transporting coal. They arrived in Southwold around 1861 where he continued with his coal transport business until sometime in 1863 when his ship caught fire - and I presume all was lost. He then set up as a butcher before taking on the pub sometime in the 1880's. They gave up the pub sometime after 1891 and moved back to Norfolk, where he died in 1896.
(information supplied by Neil Moran)
"My grandparents were at The Marquis of Lorne from 1933-1955, their names were Ernest and Eleanor Moyse, the fire brigade horses and wagon were kept in the barn at the back of the pub"
(information supplied by Angela Howes)
The pub may also be listed in Station Road.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** extract from a book "A Selection of Ghost Stories Smuggling Stories and Poems connected with Southwold by A. BARRETT JENKINS)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.