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UNICORN DISS index
(VICTORIA ROAD) DISS HUNDRED   CLOSED pre 1800?
FREEHOUSE From c1984
Licensees :
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WILLIAM PETTIT 1725 - 1727 ?
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Further information sought.

Thanks to Karen Austin for information so far.

According to English Heritage
a house standing on what today is known as Victoria Road
was formerly the Unicorn Inn.
Dating from the 16thC, a 2-storey building with attic and gable window.
Timber framed and plastered with tiled roof.

Listing NGR : TM1189479618



Whites directory of 1836 records that in 1725 William Pettit, via rent charges, left 10s a year to the Poor.

According to Whites directories of 1845 & 1854....
"A house and meadow, formerly called the Unicorn, were charged by Wm. Pettit in 1727, with the yearly payment of 10s. for the poor of Diss; 10s. for the repairs of the south porch; 10s. for a sermon; and 1s. each for the clerk and the sexton."

To date no other reference to the Unicorn has been discovered in directories or census returns. It would appear that it ceased operating as a public house before 1820's.