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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 07/05/2019
Ipswich Ship Innhistorical era: Victorian / Edwardian
opened 15th century
closed 1925 circa
27-29 Back Hamlet
Dating back to early 18th cent. 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).
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)