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Orford Mariner's Compass

Orford Mariner's Compass

Closed unknown era

At one point in Richard Cobbold's book "The History of Margaret Catchpole", which is loosely based on Catchpole's life, it's stated that

some of the [smuggling] crew were ashore, and were staying at the Mariner's Compass, at Orford

This may have been an older name for one of the inns we already list in Orford, or perhaps another, as yet un-located, one.

Although Cobbold's story about Catchpole was mostly fantasy, he does seem pretty reliable where geography is concerned, so we can be fairly confident this pub probably did exist.

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

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