Ipswich, Suffolk :: Shared Description

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Ipswich ( (listen)) is a historic county town in Suffolk, England, located in East Anglia about 66 miles (106 km) north east of London. The town has been continuously occupied since the Saxon period, and its port has been one of England's most important for the whole of its history. The modern name is derived from the medieval name Gippeswic, likely taken either from an Old Saxon personal name or from an earlier name of the Orwell estuary (although unrelated to the name of the River Gipping). It has also been known as Gyppewicus and Yppswyche.Ipswich is a non-metropolitan district and is a large settlement despite its town status. The urban development of Ipswich overspills the borough boundaries significantly, with 75% of the town's population living within the borough at the time of the 2011 Census, when it was the fourth-largest urban area in the United Kingdom's East of England region, and the 42nd-largest urban area in England and Wales. In 2011, the town of Ipswich was found to have a population of 133,384, while the Ipswich built-up area is estimated to have a population of approximately 180,000 in 2011.The town is split into various quarters, with central and the waterfront drawing the most footfall. Central is home to the town's retail shopping and the town square, the Cornhill. The waterfront is a popular area of the town which is home to many restaurants, pubs and hotels. The waterfront was once an industrial port and served as the most important dock in the kingdom, the area has since been transformed into a trendy and picturesque setting housing the town's marina and various high-rise apartment buildings. The waterfront is also home to one of the UK's newest university, the University of Suffolk, after being formed in 2016.Ipswich has become a tourist hotspot in the UK with 3.5 million people reported to have visited the county town in 2016. Ipswich was voted as the 7th most desirable places to live and work in England by the Royal Mail in 2017. In 2007 Ipswich was awarded the cleanest town award, and in 2015, Ipswich was rated as third happiest place to live in the UK.
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TM1744 : Lacey Street, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1844 : Entrance to St.Andrews Church by Adrian Cable
TM1646 : Henley Road, Castle Hill, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1645 : Elsmere Road Water Tower by Adrian Cable
TM1645 : Elsmere Road sign by Adrian Cable
TM1645 : Gainsborough Road sign by Adrian Cable
TM1845 : Entrance to Ipswich & District Bowls Club by Adrian Cable
TM1543 : Stairs to the overhead walkway by Adrian Cable
TM1746 : 65, Colchester Road George V Postbox by Adrian Cable
TM1644 : St.Nicholas Church by Adrian Cable
TM1543 : B1073 Burrell Road, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1845 : Hutland Road, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1645 : Manor Road, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1645 : Park Road, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
TM1745 : Khartoum Road Postbox by Adrian Cable
TM1444 : Arkwright Road, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
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TM1644 : St.Nicholas Centre by Adrian Cable
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TM1645 : Elsmere Road, Castle Hill Ipswich by Adrian Cable
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TM1342 : Sycamore Close, Brookwood, Ipswich by Adrian Cable
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