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Laxfield Red Lyon

Laxfield Red Lyon

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Closed :before 1840

The Red Lyon was reported as being for sale in the Ipswich Journal on July 1765 as follows:

To be sold, the Publick Inn, called the Red Lyon, in Laxfield, consisting of a well-timber'd Messuage, containing several large convenient Rooms and Offices, with a Barn, Stable, Garden, and two convenient Hemplands or Orchards, also several good Pieces of very good arable, meadow and pasture Land, lying contiuous to the Dwelling-House, now in the Occupation of Mary Dowsing, under an Agreement which expires at Michaelmas next...The Premises are wholly or chiefly Freehold, subject only to a Rent of 5 Shillings a year, and moderately assessed to the Land-Tax.
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NOTE: A messuage equates to a dwelling-house and may include outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or court-yard and garden - this may have been an earlier structure to the current property.

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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