Photo of Cross Keys

grid reference TM 165 446


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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 06/10/2017

Ipswich Cross Keys

historical era: mid 20th century

opened before 1650

closed 1938

22 Carr St

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The Cross Keys was listed in the 1844 White's Suffolk Trades Directory with carriers operating from it to Colchester.

At one time, Carr street was called "Cross Keys Street", named after the pub, presumably.

The original building was heavily remodelled at some point; probably when the street was widened to allow trams to pass, though certainly before the 1930s. Today the building is used as British Heart Foundation shop.

It's listed as 28/26 Carr Street in the 1909 Rates book.

It's 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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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