Photo of Fleece

grid reference TM 424 900

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last updated 25/01/2020

Beccles Fleece

historical closure era: late 20th century

last owner Free House

56-58 Blyburgate, NR34 9TQ

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The present building is a 1930s rebuild of a much older Fleece. Though it was also used as a pub.

It's shown (though not named) on this OS town plan of 1884.

old OS map

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)


The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.