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Photo of Wheatsheaf

grid reference TM 166 442

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listed building grade II*


CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 09/11/2017

Ipswich Wheatsheaf

historical era: mid 20th century

opened before 1860

closed after 1930

24-26 Fore St

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This stunning building dates from the 17th century and shares many architectural features with the Ancient House.

A report in the Ipswich Journal in July 1890** reports that : The estate of the late Mr Owen Ridley, a brewer of Ipswich was submitted to public competition on Wednesday 2nd July 1890 includes the following public house details:

a private dwelling house, with offices and wine and spirit retail department, the whole fully licensed as the Wheatsheaf and being Nos. 24 & 26, Fore Street

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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