Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Woodbridge: Historic Old Court House put up for sale by Suffolk Coastal District Council

16:55 26 July 2013

The Old Court House, Woodbridge

The Old Court House, Woodbridge

Archant

A historic Grade II listed property dating back to 18th Century is expected to fetch up to £550,000 when it goes under the a hammer.

Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) has put the Old Court House in Woodbridge up for sale.

The three storey building, in the corner of the town’s Market Hill, is being sold at auction on Thursday.

Over the last year or so SCDC has been selling a number of its assets as it looks to trim costs and raise revenue in the face of Government cuts.

Robert Whiting, the district council’s cabinet member for resources, said the Old Court House - which has a guide price of between £450,000 and £550,000 - could be used as a residential property, business premises or care home.

“This is a striking building, in the heart of historic Woodbridge,” he said. “Suffolk Coastal no longer has a use for it, so the money raised from the sale will go towards funding other projects within the district which are in the authority’s capital programme.

“Although we do not need the building, anyone looking at it can see its character and the great potential it has to become a fantastic family home, or continue as a business premises such as a bed and breakfast or a care home again, although any change of use would obviously be subject to acquiring planning permission.”

The Old Court House dates back to 1784 and, as its name suggests, has a link to the local judiciary. It is believed it was used as office accommodation and to house the Coroner’s Office, while the nearby Shire Hall was used as the main courtroom.

More recently, the building has been used as a home for the elderly. It is currently vacant.

Also up for sale at the same auction is a parcel of unused land in Cavendish Road, Trimley St Martin, near Felixstowe.

It has a guide price of £20,000 to £30,000 and the council believes it has “great potential” for development as a building plot subject to obtaining planning permission.

People can view the Old Court House tomorrow between 2pm and 3.30pm, while the auction is taking place at Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club.

For full details on either property contact William H Brown on 01394 380280.

0 comments

Rogue trader fined

A internet rogue trader has been told to pay nearly £51,000 for selling unsafe medical equipment and children’s scooters from his Ipswich warehouse.

Traffic lights at Wherstead Road bridge caused chaos.

Network Rail’s top manager in East Anglia has issued an unreserved apology after engineers working for his company brought Ipswich town centre to a standstill on Thursday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Help is needed to trace a man who approached a teenage girl as she walked home in Ipswich.

Centennial commemoration of the start of the battle of the Somme at Long Melford War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church.

The great-nephew of a Long Melford soldier who fought at the Battle of the Somme described the “humbling” experience of blowing on the same whistle his ancestor used to send men over the top.

East of England Ambulance Service attended the crash.

Police and ambulance crews attended a two-vehicle crash this afternoon.

Faulkeners Way, in Trimley

Police want to trace a man with a blond quiff who pulled up alongside a 10-year-old boy in black panel van and spoke to him outside a play area in Trimley St Mary.

More funding is needed to help people suffering with mental ill health, Labour says

Labour has joined calls demanding more money be made available for mental health services in Suffolk, warning that reported cuts of £200,000 will have “severe consequences” for sufferers in the county.

Gabriella Keating Fedders with her Pigs Gone Wild sculpture The Ham-Inator

The Pigs Gone Wild trail is live, opening up art to the public and a new generation as they wander round town spotting the elaborately decorated sculptures.

Borough councillor Richard Pope.

The emphasis of immigration during the last weeks of the referendum campaign has led to an increase in the amount of abuse being aimed a European workers on the streets of Suffolk, councillors in Ipswich have heard.

Ready for the start: The cars lined up in front of a large crowd ahead of the National Hot Rod World Championship race at the 44th Annual SpedeWeekend at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 28 June 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

The draw of high action, high speed motorsport will be bringing fans of oval motorsport to Foxhall Stadium this weekend for the 45th annual SpedeWeekend.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24