Photo of Ship & Railway

grid reference TM 551 934

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last updated 25/01/2020

Lowestoft Ship & Railway

also traded as as: Dutch Hoy

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1861

99 High St

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From correspondance (see historical details) it would appear that the pub was called Dutch Hoy in 1841 and earlier. Also soon after 1861 it was split into two public houses with part becoming the Ship whilst the remainder was then called the Railway.

The 1881 census shows 98 & 99 High Street as a grocer's shop.

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


The Lowestoft central railway station was built in 1855 by the Lucas Brothers. It was considered a fine example of their work which amongst other outstanding Victorian buildings included the Royal Albert Hall.