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Beccles Fleece

Beccles Fleece

Closed between 1970 and 2000

last owner/operator: Free House

56-58 Blyburgate, NR34 9TQ

grid reference TM 424 900

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 old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

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.

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

(** information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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