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Ipswich Rose & Crown


opened 17th cent

closed July 2011

77 Norwich Rd, IP1 2PR

grid reference TM 155 450

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last updated 06/08/2015

Closed July 2011 - most signage already removed by mid-month. Planning permission for conversion to a Kurdish community centre has been applied for.

A reference in the Ipswich Journal*** on 10 & 17 Jul 1726 to the Rose and Crown in St Matthew's Parish, Ipswich

Also listed at Whitten rd (in 1839) and as a 1830s brew pub.

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 16 Oct in 1847 states that :

For sale, the Capital Public House called The Rose & Crown, with Brewery & Stables attached, situate in the Norwich Road, St Matthews, Ipswich.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Dec 1855 states :

Daniel Vince, landlord of the Rose and Crown, Ipswich, was charged with keeping his house open on Sunday 16th December 1855 between the hours of 3 and 5pm. Vince’s answer to the charge was that as the taxes had nearly doubled, he took money when he could. He was fined 40s and costs.

My Parents Charles and Hilda Elvin were the licensees from 1944 to about 1948, after being bombed out of the Malthouse Pub in Ipswich. My sister Mary was born at the Rose and Crown on the 13th July 1946 and it has been suggested that she was the only female child ever born there? We moved to New Zealand in 1950 and I currently reside at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. (information from Geoffrey Elvin)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)