SWORD

Location:- as yet not accurately identified

Brewery or Owner:-unknown


Peter May's book "Medieval and Tudor Newmarket" has this one recorded on his C15 map, somewhere between Wellington Street and Market Street. In his "Newmarket 500 years ago" he has :

"In 1472, Arthur Greysson paid the sum of 11s.6d for the Sword Inn and lands, 'lately John Higham's', which John paid for '1 place in which he dwells and lands' in 1428."

also Peter May, in his "Newmarket 500 years ago" records that in 1472:
"Arthur Greysson, who in our roll is the landlord of the Griffin, the Saracen's Head and the Sword, by the time he died in 1479 had also acquired the Bull from Richard Motte; he left all four to his wife Margery.requesting her to pay the £92 still owing on the Saracen's Head and the Bull, and requiring the 'the said holding called le Boole with its appurtenances be annexed and joined to the aforesaid holding called le Gryffyn'."

One problem with much of the distant history of Newmarket is that although people's names and their various properties are often recorded, the exact location of these properties is not. This actually continues into the Victorian era.

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