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Stowmarket Barge


opened 1805

closed 1909

18 Stowupland St

grid reference TM 049 587

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last updated 31/01/2015

“4d could get a pie, a pint and a thick ear at The Barge”

[a local saying in 1900]

Located very close to Ipswich Navigation (river Gipping) which opened in 1793.

Now Ladies hairdresser.

(information supplied from Neil Langridge)

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

(detailed information by Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)