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Thorpeness is part of the Aldringham cum Thorpe parish


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 09/01/2017

Thorpeness Cross Keys

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

Overview | Historical info

The Cross Keys is listed in Thorpe which was originally listed as a hamlet of Aldringham.

In 1855, John Ralph was at the Cross Keys and in Morris County Directory for 1861, Maria Watson is the owner. From local records, a George Gowing owned the Crown, prior to 1858. Were there 2 public houses, i.e. the Cross Keys & the Crown. or did one of them replace a much earlier establishment called the Chequers and did the Cross Keys eventually become the Crown?Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969

Note: we know that the Crown became the Dolphin, but Thompson's question as whether the Cross Keys was an older name for that or a different pub is still unanswered.


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

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)