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Ipswich Lord Chancellor Inn


closed December 31st, 1914

10-12 Greyfriars Rd

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last updated 09/06/2014


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

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Nov-07 in 1896 when James John Butcher was landlord states:

"John Chittock, 49 a pattern maker, walked into the Lord Chancellor and held out his hand to James John Butcher the landlord and said " I've done it, murdered my wife." In fact his wife Matilda survived the attack, receiving horrific wounds with cuts from her mouth and stab wounds to the neck. The couple had been legally seperated after he had hit her and he was paying 10s maintanence a week a sum he could not afford. He was found guilty of wounding with intent and sentence to 18 months hard labour."

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com )

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)