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Southwold Southwold Arms

Southwold Southwold Arms

also traded as Green Man, Joiners Arms

closed 1996

50 High St, IP18 6DJ

grid reference TM 506 762

Now residential.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Also frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical).

The Company of Joiners were granted a coat of arms in 1571. Traditionally they were usually employed in producing more ornamental work than carpenters.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** Reference to pub seen in Southwold Diary of James Maggs (1818-1876) published by Suffolk Records Society in 2007)

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

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