Ipswich has a fascinating history dating back to its Anglo-Saxon roots as a settlement on the banks of the River Orwell in East Anglia. Since then, the town has been one of England’s most important ports, a centre for the medieval wool trade, and in the Victorian era developed into a thriving industrial hub. The distinctive history of Ipswich is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the town through the centuries, as successive generations have left their own architectural marks.
Ipswich in 50 Buildings explores the rich history of the town through a selection of its architectural gems, from magnificent medieval churches and Tudor treasures such as Christchurch Mansion, to modern masterpieces such as the groundbreaking design of the Willis Building. Author and historian Caleb Howgego celebrates Ipswich’s architectural heritage in a new and
accessible way as he guides the reader around the town’s historic and modern buildings.
Born and bred in Ipswich, Caleb Howgego developed a fascination for the town’s history early on. He has a BA in History and Politics from the University of East Anglia, runs his own blog on the local history of Ipswich and has worked for the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.