4 High St
grid reference TM 028 422
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from 1884. interactive map
Police constable Alfred Bantock was sent for by the landlord of the Wheatsheaf to turn out William Rutter, which was achieved with the help of an Inspector. Later that evening Bantock was again sent for by the landlord and when he arrived he found the pub in uproar. A table had been overturned, and Rutter with several others were causing a disturbance. Bantock ejected Rutter who squared up to the officer looking for a fight and was promptly arrested. At this point a man called Allen threatened Bantock putting his fist in the PC’s face, while this was happening, Rutter got the forefinger of Bantock’s right hand in his mouth and bit down on it to the bone…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.