St Michaels Works, The Black Barn

Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Michaels Works 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Michaels Works 1aMarch 2001 images
Demolished at the turn of the century (the beginning of 'The Noughties'), these somewhat rickety buildings at the top of Bond Street, opposite the side of County Hall carried the two sets of lettering shown:
'ST. MICHAELS WORKS'
'The BLACK BARN'
The photograph below shows (from left to right): The Black Barn, St Michaels Works and the rear wall of the Church Hall of St Michael.
Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Michaels Works 2

The rear of  the Church of St Michael (which fronts Upper Brook Street) and its Church Hall are in the background of the photograph below.

Ipswich Historic Lettering: St Michaels Works 3July 2004 image
The site in Bond Street, by 2004 cleared and converted to – you guessed it – a car park.

If we'd been building this site twenty or more years ago, we could have included the long-abandoned The Mitre pub a few yards up on the corner with St Helens Street (now occupied by Mitre House), an unpreposessing building which bore its name on the wall until demolition around 1980.

 

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