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Ipswich Gun Inn

historical era: mid 20th century

closed 1941

last owner cobbold

19 Key St

grid reference TM 166 441

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last updated 03/01/2017

This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689.

The pub can be seen here on an 1881 map:

as seen on an 1881 map

These premises were listed in the 1844 White's Directory with carriers operating from the inn to Branston, Lavenham and Manningtree.

The Gun is also listed at John Street and Lower Orwell Street.


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

(some census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)