County Hall Ipswich

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Alternative Names   East Suffolk County Council

Nation   England

County   Suffolk

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.

Description: County Hall, exterior, 2006

Photo by: © Ian Anderson (with kind permission)

Description: County Hall, exterior, 2006

Photo by: © Ian Anderson (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    wkipedia: East Suffolk County Hall

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Suffolk_County_Hall
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'County Hall Main Entrance Block Ipswich', LEN 1207685

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1207685
  • Wildboyz, 'Report - East Suffolk County Hall, Ipswich - April 2016', 28DL Urban Exploration

  • https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/east-suffolk-county-hall-ipswich-april-2016.103032/

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