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Ipswich Noah's Ark

Ipswich Noah's Ark

Closed about 1805

Fore st

grid reference TM 168 441 (approximate location)

The earliest references to the Noah’s Ark date from 1653. It was often just known as the "Ark".

The pub's known to have been trading in 1735, but had closed by the 1800s. it was in St Clement's Parish and is now part of the current Lord Nelson.

In 1672 the local Headboroughs ordered William Stephens to repair his pavement. The Noah’s Ark was an Inn rather than just a tavern or alehouse and records for billeting soldiers can also be found from this time.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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