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Ipswich Defiance

Ipswich Defiance

closed 1996

22 or 24 Stoke St

The pub was converted for residential use after closure but for most of the 21st century the building has been boarded up and semi-derelict.

It can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

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Footnote

The name could be a reference to a ship or mail-coach. As the pub backs onto the start of the river Gipping its name may be more nautically related. At least 12 ships and 2 shore establishments of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Defiance. One HMS Defiance (built 1861) was the last wooden line-of-battle ship to be launched for the Royal Navy with 91-guns on 3 decks. However, she never saw service as a battle ship. By 1884 she had become a Devonport based torpedo & mining schoolship; a role that lasted until 1931 when she was broken up.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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