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Ipswich Safe Harbour

Ipswich Safe Harbour

closed 1938

opened about 1840

45 Borough Rd

grid reference TM 169 442

The Safe harbour was also listed at Dorkin Street.

Borough Road was the part of what's now Grimwade Street which ran from Rope Walk to Waterworks Street (now Star Lane.)

The pub can be seen here on an 1881 map

as shown on an 1881 map





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(detailed information by Karen Mullan)

(old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from John Martin)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)