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Ipswich White Lion

Ipswich White Lion

Closed 1923 or later

24 Bridge St

grid reference TM 163 439

The White Lion was located on the south bank of the Orwell, close to the water's edge on Bridge Street, immediately to the west of Stoke Bridge. It first appears in Ipswich borough records in 1562 during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) when the owner was a "Mr. MADOCKE" and it was noted "water at back gate". It appears not to have been a very large house at that time.

The pub building was demolished in 1924 when the Stoke bridge was widened.

It has been reported to have closed in 1913, but the Borough Police licensed premises register still listed it as late as 1923, so the earlier date may be incorrect.

It's also listed at Dock Street (1839) and at Stoke Street.…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Peter S. Wyant)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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