New Cut East / The Island

Ipswich Historic Lettering: New Cut East 1Photographs courtesy Peter Turtill
From the fenced-off part of the Island site, few people see the street sign:
'NEW CUT EAST'
Ipswich Historic Lettering: New Cut East 2

Ipswich Historic Lettering: New Cut East 32013 images
The Harbourmaster's House and Lock Cottages. These properties were constructed around 1840 besides the original lock gates for the Wet Dock (see our Wet Dock map) so that the men in charge of the lock "shall be present at all times". These brick buildings once housed the Harbour master and his assistant. The clock stopped at one. The sign to the left reads:
'INTERCONTINENTAL
UTILITIES
(GROUP) PLC'
Across New Cut is the road called New Cut West. Felaw Maltings to the right and The Steamboat Tavern to the left of Felaw Street (site of a William Paul Tenements Trust building and the Bake Office lettering).
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Beside the Harbour Master's Office is this boarded-up building.
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New Cut
Ipswich Historic Lettering: New Cut 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: New Cut 22014 images
Looking at the other photographs on this page, one would barely know that water surrounds and defines this area. So here are two views of New Cut and running above it, New Cut East. These rotting vessels are testimony to the lack of shipping here in modern times; so different to the era of the steamers which departed from outside The Steamboat Tavern to Felixstowe, Harwich and London while barges moved up and down the Gipping serving Needham Market and Stowmarket.

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