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Ipswich Defiance

historical era: late 20th century

closed 1996

22 or 24 Stoke St

grid reference TM 162 438

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.


last updated 13/12/2016

The pub was converted for residential use after closure but for most of the 21st century the building has been boarded up and semi-derelict.


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)


Note

The name could be a reference to a ship or mail-coach. As the pub backs onto the start of the river Gipping its name may be more nautically related. At least 12 ships and 2 shore establishments of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Defiance. One HMS Defiance (built 1861) was the last wooden line-of-battle ship to be launched for the Royal Navy with 91-guns on 3 decks. However, she never saw service as a battle ship. By 1884 she had become a Devonport based torpedo & mining schoolship; a role that lasted until 1931 when she was broken up.