Street nameplates on posts
Newton Road

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Newton Rd sign 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: Newton Rd sign 2
For some reason, every now and again the Borough has mounted the street nameplate on a cast iron post. (These days, we think this responsibilty for road signs might be part of the Highways role of Suffolk County Council.) First noticed in 'NEWTON ROAD' on the north-west corner with Rosehill Road. For a view of the opposite corner see our Rosehill churches page.

Gladstone Road
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Gladstone Rd sign
This second example stands on the corner of 'GLADSTONE ROAD' and Devonshire Road. Alternative sitings would have been on short, thin, steel legs (such as the sign in front of the Church of St Bartholomew) or bolted to the low wall (such as Coytes Gardens).

Constable Road
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Constable Rd sign 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: Gladstone Rd sign 22016 images
This post is on the junction of Constable Road and Gainsborough Road, quite close to Christchurch Park.

Gainsborough Road
Just down the hill from here is another street nameplate on a post:
Ipswich Historic Lettering: Gainsborough Rd sign 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: Gainsborough Rd sign 22017 images

York Road
The posts used, with their characteristic tops are clearly standard for this purpose.
Ipswich Historic Lettering: York Rd sign
The York Road sign at the northern end has Rosehill Library (in Tomline Road) behind it.

Related pages:
Street nameplates; Examples of Street nameplates (Parliament Road etc.);
House name plaque examples: Alston Road;
Bramford Road; Cauldwell Hall Road; Cavendish Street; Marlborough Road; Rosehill area;
Ipswich & Suffolk Freehold Land Society (F.L.S.); California
Street index; Origins of street names in Ipswich; Streets named after slavery abolitionists.
Dated buildings list; Dated buildings examples;
Named buildings listNamed (& sometimes dated) buildings examples.
Brickyards; Ropewalks

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