Woodbridge  Suffolk


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Woodbridge like this:

Woodbridge, market town, par., and river port with ry. sta Suffolk, on river Doben, 8 miles NE. of Ipswich and 79 miles NE. of London, 1101 ac. and 108 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 4544; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper Market-day, Thursday. Woodbridge was the seat of an Augustinian friary of the 12th century. It is a sub-port of Ipswich, and has a considerable coasting trade, exporting corn, malt, and bricks, and importing coal and timber. Brickmaking, rope-making, malting, and shipbuilding are carried on.

Woodbridge through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th June 2021

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