IPSWICH is a horse-drawn narrow boat built in 1912 by Fellows, Morton & Clayton at Saltley Dock, Birmingham. She is an iron composite fore decked boat employed on general cargo between Birmingham and London. In 1959 she was transferred to British Waterways engineering department for use as a canal maintenance boat.
In 1981 she was converted to a houseboat at Norton Canes. After several changes of ownership the vessel was bought by her present owner in 2013 and a programme of restoration begun at Stockton Dry Dock.
Built by Fellows Morton & Clayton
Sold to Docks and Inland Waterways Commission
Transferred to British Waterways Engineering Dept
Converted to a house boat
Bought by present owner for restoration
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