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A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 07 Oct in 1848 states that :
Auction of Lot 1, A substantially newly-erected brick & slate premises, known as the "Boot Beer House", now in full trade, having a frontage in Austin Street & Currier's Arms Lane, Ipswich, now in the occupation of Mr GREEN, Grocer & Tea Dealer on Lease for 7 years, at twelve pounds per annum, comprising a roomy shop, parlour & back kitchen, 3 bed chambers & cellar (subsequent 5 lots were properties No.2 - 9, Austin Street & formed, together with the Boot, the entire street in St Mary at the Elms, Ipswich) Freehold & Land Tax redeemed.
This pub was probably the Boot, Austin St. in St Mary at the Elm civil parish. Austin St. probably became part of Tanner's St. between 1861 & 1874.
Has also been listed at number 118 Tanner's Lane, the 1909 Ipswich Rate book lists it at number ten Tanner's Street. So presumably on the corner of the two?
NB: Tanners Lane ran roughly where the stretch of Civic Drive between Handford Rd. and Princes St. now runs, with Tanners Street running east to Curriers Lane.
Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923 (month uncertain as the handwriting's not very good).
last updated 27/12/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(Information from Miranda Cook)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(information from Dudley Diaper)