Aldeburgh Uplands

Aldeburgh Uplands

North West, 52.1549,1.59884

Closed :between 1920 and 1970

opened 1964

Victoria Rd, IP15 5DX

grid reference TM 462 568

This is an early 19th century building, with an extension about 1900. It was converted into a hotel in the middle of the 20th century.

For many years, Uplands was run as a guest house and it did not become a licensed hotel until 1964. It appears not to be a hotel now (it's just called Uplands House, with no obvious hotel signage).

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson lived in this building between 1841 and 1852. She was the first woman in Britain to qualify as a physician (as a woman*) and also became the country's first female mayor, of Aldeburgh, in 1908. The poet George Crabbe (1754-1832) also lived here.

It was also the birthplace of leading Suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett.…








* Although usually credited as the first British woman doctor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was actually the second. Margaret Ann Bulkley qualified as a doctor in 1812, but in order to do so she had to masquerade as a man.

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

(** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

(*** this detail supplied by Hilary Thomson)