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listed building grade II*
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last updated 30/12/2019
Ipswich Wheatsheafhistorical closure era: mid 20th century
opened before 1860
closed about 1930
24-26 Fore St
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
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(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.