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Ipswich Blue Post

also traded as as: Old Blue Posts, New Blue Posts

historical era: ancient

closed 1828 circa

284 Woodbridge Rd

grid reference TM 178 451

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last updated 02/10/2016

Mentioned in a book called "A Brief History of St.John's Parish Ipswich" by Kenneth H. Brown. Now converted to a pair of half timbered cottages.

(Information from Mary Pereira)

A report in Norwich and Bury Post** dated 21 Nov 1827 announced the sale of Acton, Halliday and Studd brewery in June 1828 that also included the following Lot:

A brick built dwelling house and premises abutting turnpike road leading from Ipswich to Woodbridge (formerly the New Blue Posts PH) situate in St Margaret's & St Helen's Ipswich. The house contains a large parlour (formerly the tap room); a front bow-window room (formerly the bar); a front parlour and a back parlour, a kitchen & 2 pantries, a large cellar and 5 chambers. Also a walled yard, a detached backhouse with chamber; a stable for 4 horses and hay chamber; a cart lodge, a boarded hut & yard behind, and a pump of excellent water.

Was the New Blue Posts situated close to the Old Blue Posts or the same building?

A pub was listed as Old Blue Post at 1 Woodbridge Rd. in 1881 census?

Not listed as a beer retailer in the 1932 Kelly's Directory.

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

(** information supplied by Neil Langridge)


Blue posts were often used as an easy means of building identification before street numbering systems became widespread in usage during the 18th cent.