Ipswich Wheatsheaf

Ipswich Wheatsheaf

North East, 52.05442,1.15926

Closed: about 1930

opened before 1860

24-26 Fore St

grid reference TM 166 442

The pub is shown (though not named) on this OS town plan from about 1880 (larger map).

old OS map

This stunning building dates from the 17th century and shares many architectural features with the Ancient House.

A report in the Ipswich Journal in July 1890** reports that : The estate of the late Mr Owen Ridley, a brewer of Ipswich was submitted to public competition on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 includes the following public house details:

a private dwelling house, with offices and wine and spirit retail department, the whole fully licensed as the Wheatsheaf and being Nos. 24 & 26, Fore Street







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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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