TF4610 : The Black Buoy Low (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech

taken 1 year ago, near to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The Black Buoy Low (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech
The Black Buoy Low (Site of) - Public Houses, Inns and Taverns of Wisbech
This is the site of a former inn, The Black Buoy Low, which once stood on, or very close to, this current pub, The Locomotive.
Extensive research of newspaper articles and old maps indicates The Black Buoy Low was sold in 1855 (and possibly demolished?) and The Locomotive Inn built on the site, it has a date stone in the gable end - Rebuilt 1857
The Black Boy Low was named in some sale particulars and a map LinkExternal link of adjacent land in 1870 although the map used could have been historical, ie pre 1855
This sketch LinkExternal link by Alexander Peckover in 1847 (© Wisbech and Fenland Museum) is titled The Black Boy Low and it may well be the inn viewed from the north looking towards Lynn Road
A photographic survey started in 2016

I am attempting to locate and photograph all of the inns, tavern, pubs, bars, beer houses and hotels that ever existed in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. There are about 160 names in total which will fall into 3 categories:-
1 - Those still trading
2 - Those closed but the buildings are still standing
3 - The site/area of those demolished and lost forever

Some of them changed names over the years so I estimate there are about 145 sites to locate.

I hope to find all the hostelries in a book titled “The Inns and Taverns of Wisbech” written in 1950 by Mr A A Oldham who lived in Wisbech and which was subsequently republished in 1979 by Cambridgeshire Libraries. Although very comprehensively and painstakingly researched and documented (without the help of the internet) the book only contains photographs of 4 hostelries.
I will also photograph any additional hostelries that have opened after 1950 or any AA Oldham did not record.
I intend to find old photographs, maps or documentary proof of the existence and location of any establishment previously unknown to me and also record those I have frequented as a customer.

Please feel free to contact me if you believe any of the information is incorrect or you have additional information I could use.

You are free to reuse any photographs or information that is my copyright as long as you acknowledge the copyright as explained on the Geograph website. A link to the website would also be appreciated.

Total photographed and recorded as at 22nd December 2017 is 95
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Public House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 469 105 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.3638N 0:10.3416E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 469 105
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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