Ipswich Lord Raglan
Ipswich Lord Raglan
also traded as St Stephen
North West, 52.0593,1.16866
closed 23rd March 1964
last owner/operator: Tolly Cobbold
208 Woodbridge Rd
grid reference TM 173 448
The former Lord Raglan is now residential. It appears on the 1883 OS map as the St Stephen PH.
In 1891-92 Whites Directory at 208 Woodbridge road a baker is listed under name of John Jennings.
In Police records from 1903 the Lord Raglan was listed as a beerhouse for off-sales only - see Suffolk Archives ref DF6/1.
In the 1912 and 1922 Kelly's Directories a Mrs Wallace is listed only as a shopkeeper; in 1933 Kelly's Directory Mrs Matilda Wallace is still only listed as a shopkeeper, so the beer house may have been closed during most (all?) of this time?
According to the Ipswich licensing records (1962-1977), the Lord Raglan was by then licensed for off-sales only. Presumably it must have converted from on to off sales some time before?
In the picture gallery are two pictures sent to us by the current owner who says "the property is listed as having been a baker's and the baker's oven is still present in my living room! I attach a photo showing the iron strips that are the supports to the oven on the outside of the building, and a photo of the interior - one big oven door with an open fireplace below, and two smaller oven doors at the side."
My Great Grandmother Matilda Martin (later Wallace) ran the Bull & Dog in Fore Street in the late 1800s. When she re-married the family moved to the Lord Raglan on Woodbridge Road where she lived until the mid 1930s. from John Martin
To be sold by auction, Lot 7, a beer house and bake office, known as the Lord Raglan, also a house and general shop adjoining, situate in the Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, in the occupations of Oxborrow and another, at rents amounting to £35 per annum.Ipswich Journal, November 1870**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)