TM2748 : The Crown Hotel, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge

taken 9 months ago, near to Woodbridge, Suffolk, Great Britain

The Crown Hotel, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge
The Crown Hotel, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge
17th century Grade II Listed hotel re-faced in the 18th century. It was once owned and occupied by Peter Pett who was Pepys' predecessor at the Admiralty. CAMRA describe it as a 16th century coaching inn. It seems this may have some substance because Royal Navy ship builder Phineas Pett used to lodge at the Crown Inn when the landlord was Thomas Cole. Peter Pett (1610-1672) his 5th son married Cole's daughter in 1633 and was given the Crown and Lime Kiln Dock; later that year he got the first contract to build a Royal Navy ship at Woodbridge. In letting details of 1764 the description includes 'Brewing-Office and Wash-house, ... large Vaults and Granaries, Stabling .... for upwards of thirty (horses), with about five Acres of Pasture-Land adjoining, a good Bowling-Green, a large Orchard with a Summer-House in it, and a Garden walled round'. 1840 Pigot's Directory lists the Excise Office at the Crown Tavern. Licensing records show the Crown's license was issued in 1843. This is probably when it got a full (i.e. not just beer) licence.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2728 4897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.5422N 1:18.9872E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 2729 4899
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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