Ipswich Historic Lettering launched in 6.03, moved to a domain  on 17.9.09 and relaunched 3.10.15 with a new domain: www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk
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Recent updates: Ransomes transfer, Freston Monkey Lodge & carriage-drive, Freston Boot & forge, Shotley Boot, James Reid Moir and the Dales brickyard flints, Vigilant Villas 1893, Anglesea Hospital (1840s, 1950s, Harwich, 52 Buttermarket (1950s), Ranelagh Rd houses, Parr's Bank, Ipswich invasions timeline, Mansions in Ipswich, BOCM Pauls car park sign, The Old Neptune Inn revealed, Saxmundham, Burton offices restoration, Brunswick Rd Post Office, Woottons sign, Raleigh & Elizabeth I in Tavern Street, Christchurch Mansion chimera, '1888' in Carr St, Woolverstone Hall, Great White Horse interior!, P.J. Prentice exposed!, 'Derby Villas FLS 1889', 'East Suffolk County Council', 'Ernest C. Cross Haulage Contractors', 'GVR 1934', Sir Thomas Rush's house, Mansions in Ipswich, 'Hill Farm (Henley) Co.', Edwardian Dial Lane, Demons in Museum St, More street signs on posts, 4 new Blue Plaques to Ipswich women, St Edmund's Road apostrophe, St Clement '1770', Woolverstone monkeys, Black Horse Walk, Ropewalks, County & Borough Gaols, Shelley's barber shop, Leiston, Lymington, Albion Mills, Richard Felaw's House, Woolverstone Hall, Hadleigh, Talbot mineral water, Quay Place
updated 30.11.2016
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This website is dedicated to a special project devised and developed by the artist/illustrator, Borin Van Loon. A resident of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk in England, Borin has been photographing examples of old lettering on the walls of buildings in and around the town for over a decade. The galleries of images shown here reflect the transition of a very ancient town (Ipswich is the earliest continuous settlement in England, dating back to around AD600, with Ipswich ware being produced from around AD670) as it progresses through the twenty first century. They are updated and extended regularly including non-Ipswich examples in Gallery 7.
If you know Ipswich, try using the Street index listed towards the bottom of the page.
Introduction
What we've included and omitted. Progress so far.
Gallery 1

Street signs
Gallery 1a
Boundary markers
Gallery 2
The Wet Dock
Gallery 3
Trade signs
Gallery 4

Architectural features
Gallery 5
Churches
Gallery 7
Examples from outside Ipswich

Monasteries Street nameplates Freehold Land Society These we have lost Historic maps
Timelines
Water in Ipswich Workhouses
Ropewalks
Wolsey's College Dated hoppers/vanes
Rosehill case study Pubs & Off licences
Ipswich in 1912
Street furniture
Lost trade signs Shipyards
Death of a K6
Blue plaques Ipswich coat of arms
Named buildings list
Dated buildings list
Courts & yards
Wet Dock map Boundary markers
Tramways Invasions
Street Index Street name derivations Slavery abolitionists
Links/Reading List Lost trade signs F.L.S.
Gracechurch shrine
Brickyards Gaols
[Note: the letter 'R' we are using as a background here is taken from the cast iron street sign once in Bridge Street. The masthead is based on a feature on Grimwade's store on Cornhill.]
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2004 Copyright throughout the Ipswich Historic Lettering site: Borin Van Loon
No reproduction of text or images without express written permission