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Lakenheath Harp

Lakenheath Harp

Closed before 1840

All we know about this pub is a reference in the Ipswich Journal in 1778 and also another on 28 Aug 1779. If you know more please let us know.

Paul Bangs tells us that Thomas Bangs was his great-great-great-grandfather and was definitely landlord of The Harp between 1778 and 1798. The receipts for bar bills relating to the meetings of the Lakenheath Fen Drainage Commissioners are held in the Suffolk Record Office. He was probably succeeded by a John Piggitt or Piggott. The latter  is said to be the landlord of The Bull by 1801 and Paul has found no further reference to The Harp - did it perhaps change its name? He can find no other early reference to The Bull in Lakenheath either but would love to confirm the location of The Harp!




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