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grid reference TM 087 551

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listed building grade II


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 08/01/2017

Needham Market Cock

historical era: ancient

opened 1506 circa

closed 1595

107-109 High St

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The building dates from the early 15th century.

Thomas and Margaret Sewell were licensed to brew beer here in 1501 and subsequently Margaret sold the inn to Thomas Raven in 1506. Robert Sargent may have been living here at that time.

Thomas Raven sold the inn to James Edmunds and by 1544 it was being rented by Roger Edmunds.

Cock fighting (usually in a pit) was probably a regular feature near here (typically organised on Shrove Tuesday and other holidays), and hence the name was widespread until it was banned in 1795.


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

(information from book "Needham Market Pubs" by Desmond and Shelagh Herring)