Photo of Ship Inn

grid reference TM 170 441

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last updated 30/12/2019

Ipswich Ship Inn

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened 15th century

closed 1925 circa

27-29 Back Hamlet

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Dating back to early 18th century these premises were listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Henley.

The pub is shown below on an 1881 map. The original Congregational chapel shown was later to become the Grimwade Hall, now part of a residential development fronting the junction between Fore & Back Hamlets - all other property depicted apart from Steam Packet pub has since been demolished.

The Ship Inn was demolished after closure and the road has since been widened. Part of the site is now under the car park in front of current St Clements congregational chapel (on the opposite side of the road to the original one as shown on map below).

as seen on an 1881 map

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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)