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Ipswich Duke of Cambridge Inn


closed January 10th, 1920

17 Black Horse Ln

grid reference TM 160 446

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last updated 16/07/2015

Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.

The pub must have been pretty much where it's marked on our map, as the 1909 Ipswich Rates book shows numbers 1-13 Black Horse Lane, then the pub, with a stables next. It's been placed on the map next to what could have been a stables according to old OS maps.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jun 1875 states :

To be sold by auction, by instructions of the Executors of the late Mr W B Turner, Lot 4, the substantial and well built freehold public house, known as the Duke of Cambridge, situated in Black Horse Lane, and having a frontage of 55ft, and a yard extending 76ft to the rear, containing; in the basement, capital cellarage; on the ground floor, bar and parlour, porter room, private sitting room, kitchen, hall, and passage. On the first floor; club room, 27ft by 15ft, and 2 bedrooms. On the second floor; 3 attics. In the yard; 2 brick and slate out houses. The above is in the occupation of Mr F Clark, at the low rental of £26.0.0

(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)