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Ipswich Magpie Inn

Ipswich Magpie Inn

closed 1st January 1911

opened 1869 circa

39 Wolsey St

grid reference TM 161 442

Pub not found on 1861 census. Henry Cook was the licensee by 1869 until at least 1881. His name can be clearly seen in the photo in our gallery.

The pub's closure date is recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923. It's since been demolished.

The pub was on a corner plot next to the coal yard and opposite Quadling street. The photo shows this to good effect. Today the pub site is very close to where McDonalds on Cardinal park is built.***

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Historical interest

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Landlords

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Footnote

The name may refer to an ancient meaning for the word magpie, "a half pint".

NOTE: Wolsey Street used to be separated in the middle by Wolsey Bridge (close to the bottom of Cecelia Street). Prior to the 1891 census the houses north of the bridge were numbered 1-15 and then started again from number 1 for Lower Wolsey Street south of the bridge. However in 1891 census the numbers were continuous running from 1-65.***

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

*** detail supplied by Graham Burrows

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