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Encyclopedia > Woodbridge, Suffolk
Map sources for Woodbridge at grid reference TM2649
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Map sources for Woodbridge at grid reference TM2649

Woodbridge is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England. It is in the south east of England, not far from the coast. It lies along the River Deben, with a population of about 7,480 although this seems larger due to the number of surrounding villages. The town is served by Woodbridge railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line. Woodbridge is twinned with Mussidan in France. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my [birth]right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked... Woodbridge railway station is a railway station serving the town of Woodbridge in Suffolk. ... Ipswich is a Borough which is the county town of Suffolk in East Anglia, England, and a local government district on the estuary of the River Orwell. ... Map sources for Lowestoft at grid reference TM5492 Sunrise at Ness Point, Lowestoft. ... The East Suffolk Line is a railway line from Ipswich to Lowestoft in Suffolk. ...


It was a centre for boat-building, rope-making and sail-making since the Middle Ages. Edward III and Sir Francis Drake had fighting ships built in Woodbridge. Traditional boat building in South East Maluku, Indonesia Boat building is one of the oldest branches of engineering and is concerned with constructing the hulls of boats and, for sailboats, the masts, spars and rigging. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. ... Sir Francis Drake, c. ...


Around the town there are various buildings from the Tudor, Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras. The town has a restored tidemill, one of only 4 in the UK, and one of the earliest—a mill was first recorded on this site in 1170, operated by the Augustinian Canons. In 1536, it passed to King Henry VIII. In 1564, Queen Elizabeth I granted the mill to Thomas Seckford. In 1577 he founded Woodbridge School and the Seckford Almshouses, for the poor of Woodbridge. The Tudor style, a term applied to the Perpendicular style, was originally that of the English architecture and decorative arts produced under the Tudor dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, characterized as an amalgam of Late Gothic style formalized by more concern for regularity and symmetry, with round... The Regency style of architecture refers primarily to buildings built in Britain during the period in the early 19th century when George IV of the United Kingdom was still Prince Regent, and also to later buildings following the same style. ... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Elizabeth I, (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ... Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), born near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. ... Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... Woodbridge School is a public school (i. ...

Woodbridge, with the tidemill in the background
Woodbridge, with the tidemill in the background

Sutton Hoo, a group of low grassy mounds famous for turning up Anglo-Saxon treasure of one of the earliest English kings, Redwald, overlooks Woodbridge from the Eastern Bank of the Deben. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 602 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 602 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Sutton Hoo parade helmet (British Museum, restored). ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Rædwald (died c. ...


The Rendlesham Forest Incident made the area famous. There were claims that a UFO landed in the Rendlesham Forest near Woodbridge, this has been strongly denied by the US military and has been compared to the Roswell UFO incident. The Rendlesham Forest Incident is the most famous UFO event to have happened in Britain, and now believed in the world. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... The Roswell UFO incident is a purported crash of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in Roswell, New Mexico, USA in 1947. ...


Woodbridge's brushes with celebrity include the visit of George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America in 2004 whilst on an official visit to Britain. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ...


Famous residents

Edward FitzGerald translator of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Bernard Barton Quaker Poet, Brian Eno from Roxy Music, Charlie Simpson from Busted Edward Marlborough FitzGerald (March 31, 1809–June 14, 1883) was an English writer, best known as the poet of the English translation of Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. ... The Rubáiyát is a collection of poems (of which there are about a thousand) attributed to the Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyám (1048-1123). ... Bernard Barton (January 31, 1784 _ February 19, 1849) was a poet, born in the vicinity of London, of Quaker parentage. ... Brian Eno in 1977 Brian Peter George St. ... Roxy Music is a British art rock group founded in the early 1970s as a collaborative project between art school graduates Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards) and Brian Eno (electronic music specialist). ... Charlie Simpson (born Charlie Robert Simpson, on 7 June 1985, in Woodbridge, near Ipswich, England), was the youngest member of the highly successful British pop group Busted, and is now the vocalist and guitarist in Fightstar. ... CD cover of second album A Present for Everyone Busted were a British pop group of James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Jay which formed in 2001 and disbanded in 2005. ...


External links

  • Woodbridge
  • town history
  • Tidemill website
  • Woodbridge School website
  • Farlingaye High School's website

  Results from FactBites:
 
About Woodbridge Suffolk UK (567 words)
Woodbridge, population 8,000, is located on the surface of the globe at 52 degrees 5 minutes North, 1 degree 20 minutes East.
Woodbridge is therefore approximately 75 miles north-east of London.
A description of Woodbridge would not be complete without the inclusion of Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), Master of the Court of Requests in the time of Queen Elizabeth 1.
Woodbridge, Suffolk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Woodbridge is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England.
The town is served by Woodbridge railway station on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Suffolk Line.
In 1577 he founded Woodbridge School and the Seckford Almshouses, for the poor of Woodbridge.
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