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Sotherton Cross Bows

also traded as as: Cross Bow

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened before 1841

closed before 1881?

London Rd

grid reference TM 443 796

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last updated 31/08/2016

Not mentioned in the 1909 Rates book, so must have closed before then.

No reference to this pub has been found after the 1871 census, so it probably closed before 1881.

The inn was purchased in 1747 by the Earl of Stradbrooke of Henham Estate from a Brewer named Smith from Halesworth. The inn was empty during the mid 1960's when it was converted by Henham Estate workers into 3 separate cottages, of which I own two.

Many Thanks Stuart Downes


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)