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:
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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:
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
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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.

Related pages:
The Question Mark
Christie's warehouse
Bridge Street
Burton Son & Sanders

College Street
Coprolite Street
Cranfield's Flour Mill

Custom House
Trinity House buoy
Edward Fison Ltd
Ground-level dockside furniture on: 'The island', the northern quays and Ransome's Orwell Works
Ipswich Whaling Station?
Isaac Lord

Neptune Inn clock, garden and interior
Isaac Lord 2
The Island
John Good and Sons
Merchant seamen's memorial
The Mill

Nova Scotia House
Quay nameplates
R&W Paul malting company
Steam Packet Hotel

Stoke Bridge(s)
Waterfront Regeneration Scheme
Wolsey's Gate
A chance to compare
Wet Dock 1970s with 2004
Wet Dock maps

Davy's illustration of the laying of the Wet Dock lock foundation stone, 1839
Outside the Wet Dock

Maritime Ipswich '82 festival

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