North West, 52.05729,1.15186
closed 16th June 1921
grid reference TM 161 445
The Hermit is also recorded at 1 Elm Street.
The pub's closure date is recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.
At the Ipswich Petty Sessions held in June 1875, the license for the Hermit, Elm Street, was transferred from Amelia Grainger to William Hucks Webster. Ipswich Journal, June 1875**
To the overseers of the poor of the parish of St Mary Elms, and to the superintendent of the police: I, William Hucks Webster, of Elm Street, beer retailer, do hereby give notice of my intention to apply at the next licensing meeting for a certificate under the ‘Wine and Beer Act, 1869,’ authorizing the grant to me of a license to sell by retail wine to be consumed on the premises at a house in Elm Street, Ipswich, called the Hermit, of which George Eveleigh Ellis is the owner, and now occupied and kept by me for the retail sale of beer to be consumed on the premises…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Closure date from Borough Police records.