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Ipswich Leopard Inn

Ipswich Leopard Inn

Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.

Closed 1920-1970

opened about 1820

104 Crown St

grid reference TM 163 448 (approximate location)

The Leopard had a second entrance on Clay Lane and this may also cause some confusion about the pub's location. The 1909 Ipswich Rates book lists it at 104 Tower Ramparts.

It's listed in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923, so evidently closed after 1923.

The pub is also listed at Tower Ditches in 1844, at 95 Tower Terrace from 1855-1874, at 95 Clay Lane in 1879 and at 104 Crown Street by 1888.

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Footnote

Name may be a reference to The Worshipful Company of Weavers whose coat of arms includes three leopards heads? They were granted their first Charter by Henry II in 1155.

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

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(* various detailed information by Ian Wakeling)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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