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Stradbroke Tithe map

January 12, 201712:06 pm

Practical conservation was requested for the only copy of the Stradbroke tithe map in Suffolk, FC83/C1/13. The map was drawn in carbon ink with watercolour highlights onto 4 sheets of cartridge paper. At some point since 1841 the map had suffered water damage causing staining and mould spots on the left. The paper sheets had […]

Isaac Johnson Map Collection (HD11/475)

October 17, 201610:14 amAugust 16, 2017 6:12 pm

The work of Isaac Johnson (1754-1835) Woodbridge based Topographical Artist and Land Surveyor was extensive.  He surveyed and mapped estates in almost every parish in East Suffolk as well as many in West Suffolk.  His patrons included Suffolk nobility, clergy and gentry, and John Nichols, a London Author and Publisher. The antiquaries Sir John Cullum, […]

The Suffolks in Salonika – WWI Trench Map

July 29, 20168:12 amAugust 18, 2016 1:40 pmLeave a Comment

S is for Stag Beetle

June 14, 20188:00 amJune 12, 2018 9:57 am

“Carrying a Stag Beetle under your hat is an insurance against lightning strikes!”, taken from “Bugs Britannica” by Peter Marren and Richard Mabey Harmless and protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Stag Beetle adult (growing up to around 70mm) is an awesome sight but the larva is just as impressive, being a […]

R is for Rabbit

June 13, 201810:16 am

Reginald Rabbett (say it in your best Suffolk accent) was a wealthy Suffolk landowner who clearly was proud of his namesake, although in his time they were more likely to be being eaten, or culled as vermin. Shown here is his beautiful coat of arms, complete with rabbits, which adorns a map of his estate […]

Q is for Quercus

June 12, 20188:00 amJune 12, 2018 9:50 am

‘Quercus’ is the genus name for all the species of oak trees or shrubs; Wikipedia states there are about 600 species. Many will think of the ‘English Oak’ (Quercus robur, also known as ‘pedunculate’ oak) as Oak trees but at least 20 other species can be seen at Ipswich Arboretum and Christchurch Park, most looking […]

P is for Physic Garden

June 11, 20188:00 amJune 9, 2018 8:38 pm

Today Coyte’s Garden is a paved lane which leads from Friars Street to Princes Street but it derives its name from an 18th century physick garden which once stood there.  The origins of the garden are uncertain, but it was created by Dr William Beeston, perhaps to supply medicinal herbs for his own use and […]

O is for Orchards

June 10, 20188:00 amJune 9, 2018 6:54 pm

One orchard in Hasketon was brought to my attention because all the names of the trees are listed on a plan of it (V5/11/2a, 2b), and are part of a series of documents (V5/11/4), which relate to the lands of William Rouse Esq in Hasketon and Burgh purchased by him in 1808 from John Packard […]

N is for Ness Point

June 9, 20188:00 amJune 6, 2018 8:57 pm

Everyone has heard of Land’s End and John O’Groats, but no one ever shouts about Ness Point the most easterly point of the British Isles.  Instead of being promoted as the unique geographical feature it is, Ness Point is hidden away behind the factories and industrial units off Whapload Road in Lowestoft.  It might not […]

I is for Island

June 4, 20188:00 amJune 3, 2018 4:52 pm

Havergate Island is the only island in Suffolk and can be found at the meeting of the Rivers Ore and Butley near Orford.  The island was walled for land reclamation over 500 years ago and was used for arable land and grazing until the 1930s.  The trade directories show the gradual decline in population from […]