Alternative Names East Suffolk County Council
Location St Helens Street Ipswich
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened 1836
Year closed unknown
Century of Operation 1800-1899, 1900-1999
Building Type Courthouse
Remarks Courthouse built next to the County Gaol and House of Correction in 1836-7 (https://www.prisonhistory.org/prison/ipswich-county-gaol-and-house-of-correction/). The courthouse had its own lock-up cells to hold prisoners scheduled for trial during the sitting of the court. In 1906 it became the headquarters for East Suffolk County Council and renamed County Hall. The Council moved out in 2003-04. The cells formed part of the tour around County Hall when it was still being used by the Council.
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