In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Woodbridge like this:
Woodbridge, market town, par., and river port with ry. sta Suffolk, on river Doben, 8 miles NE. of Ipswich and 79 miles NE. of London, 1101 ac. and 108 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 4544; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper Market-day, Thursday. Woodbridge was the seat of an Augustinian friary of the 12th century. It is a sub-port of Ipswich, and has a considerable coasting trade, exporting corn, malt, and bricks, and importing coal and timber. Brickmaking, rope-making, malting, and shipbuilding are carried on.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Woodbridge has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Suffolk Coastal. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Woodbridge and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Woodbridge in Suffolk Coastal | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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