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Ipswich Rising Sun


closed August 28th, 1960

63 Princes St

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last updated 12/04/2015

The pub was on the junction of Princes St and James St (which no longer exists). It was compulsorily purchased and demolished in 1960 for the Civic Drive development scheme.

Listed in Bird's Garden, St Nicholas' parish in 1841 census, which may have been an earlier building. Not found in censuses from 1851 to 1881.

Also listed at Friars St (maybe an earlier building?)

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 02 & 09 Jul in 1842 states that :

Freehold property for sale at Ipswich to be sold at auction by Mr Ross on Tue 12 July at the Ipswich Arms inn, Ipswich at 6 o'clock in the evening...Lot 2: the beer house known by the sign of the Rising Sun situate in Friars st (St Nicholas) now doing good trade and let to Mr Cuthbert on lease at £18 per year.

At a Petty Sessions hearing on 29 September 1860 the Rising Sun, Friars Street was refused a new spirit licence. Out of the twenty four applications only three establishments were granted licences.

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

Closure details from Ipswich licensing records.

Petty Sessions info from Ipswich Journal (Kim Jennings)

(** historic newspaper information from John Martin)