Cold Dunghills  Suffolk


The location is the area now bordered by Upper Orwell Street, Bond Street and Eagle Street, just outside the old town walls on the east side of Ipswich. Several different descriptive gazetteers describe Cold Dunghill(s) as a small extra-parochial area within Ipswich, and "Cold Dunghill" was a street listed in the 1851 census enumerators' books (, accessed 24/1/2011). Cold Dunghill is sometimes confused with "Colehill", which was in the Silent Street area. However, Joseph Pennington's map of Ipswich in 1778 (Ipswich Record Office ref: MC4/210a) shows a lane called Cold Dunghills running eastwards from Upper Wash Street (now Upper Orwell Street) and then turning south to Rope Lane (now Eagle Street and Rope Walk). See also John Ogilby's plan of the Borough and Corporation of Ipswich (1674; ref: f S Ipswich 912) and Muriel Clegg's Streets and Street Names in Ipswich, pp. 21-22 (Salient Press, 1984; ref: 942.64 Ips). We are grateful to the Ipswich Record Office for assistance in locating Cold Dunghills.

Cold Dunghills through time

Cold Dunghills is now part of Ipswich district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ipswich has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cold Dunghills itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cold Dunghills, in Ipswich and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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