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Ipswich Bell

also traded as as: Blue Bell

historical era: Victorian / Edwardian

closed 1873 (another source says 1893)

1 Westgate St

grid reference TM 162 446

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last updated 27/02/2017

The Bell was demolished many years ago. This corner was long known as "Bell Corner" and was the scene of laying the first stone of a new pavement in the year 1793, under an act that had been obtained for "paving, lighting, cleansing, and otherwise improving the town of Ipswich****."

It's also listed at the Cornhill and the corner of the Cornhill & Westgate St.

Another pub of same name may have existed on Museum St.


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

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** from proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History, 1888)