Monument record MCC2873 - Bull Hotel, Crouch Street, Colchester

Summary

15th century pub on Crouch Street.

Location

Grid reference TL 99372 24967 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The Bull Hotel first appears in the alehouse recognisances in 1770 and it is not known why it is not mentioned before that date; perhaps is underwent a period of closure at that time. The Colchester Museum Card index states that during the 1930s the landlord Arthur Green had the yard extended and made a good amount of money by charging for car parking. In 1992, part of the original yard was opened up as an official car park.<1>

The name of the pub is a very popular one throughout the country, often associated (like the bear) with bull baiting (which may have been conducted in close proximity to the pub). There is a large bull statue mounted on the building fa├žade.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: Jephcott, Jess. A. 1995. The Inns, Taverns and Pubs of Colchester. p.94.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 20 2016 4:25PM

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