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Oulton Blue Boar

Oulton Blue Boar

also traded as Boar Inn

Owning company dissolved.

opened 1600

28 Oulton St, NR32 3BB

grid reference TM 526 950

Permanently closed. Future uncertain.

Some parts of the building date back to the late 18th century, the front part is from the 19th.

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1904 (interactive map)

old OS map





Historical interest

Historical interest





The blue boar was a heraldic sign for the Earl of Oxford a leading supporter of the Lancastrians who defeated and killed Richard III at Bosworth in 1495 - Henry VII became king - Richards emblem was a white boar forcing some pub signs to be hastily repainted.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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