With a history dating back to the time of the Romans, there are many roads in Ipswich with significant meanings to their names. 

We have previously uncovered the meaning of some of the busiest streets in the town.

Here are the meanings behind five more road names in Ipswich.

1. Anglesea Road

Located off of Norwich Road, Anglesea Road was named after Sir Henry William Paget, 1st Marquis of Anglesey. 

He was the second in command to the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo but ended his career in 1815 when he eloped with the Duke's sister-in-law.

2. Colchester Road

There are two possible meanings behind the name of this road. 

One explanation is it gets the name from the nearby city of Colchester in Essex – but others believe it is named after Victorian landholder William Colchester. 

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3. Key Street

In medieval Ipswich, this road was the source of the quay which was the focus of trade during that time period. 

It was originally spelt at 'le Cay' and it is believed to have likely morphed in its modern name throughout time. 

4. Rope Walk

The maritime industry in Ipswich meant rope and cord making was essential. 

Rope Walk is the closest road to the original rope walk - the long space needed by rope makers to spread the ropes out. 

5. Silent Street

Another road in the town with two possible meanings is Silent Street. 

Some believe the name comes from the quietness due to the large number of deaths during the plague in 1665 but others believe it was due to the straw laid on the road to silence the sounds of horses transporting the sick to Curson House hospital in the 17th century. 

All of the historical information is from Ipswich Historic Lettering.