East Suffolk (county)


East Suffolk, along with West Suffolk, was created in 1888 as an administrative county of England. The administrative county was based on the eastern quarter sessions division of Suffolk. East Suffolk County Council's headquarters were at East Suffolk County Hall in Ipswich.[1]

East Suffolk
East Suffolk shown with 1965-1974 boundaries.
 • 1911549,241 acres (2,222.70 km2)
 • 1961547,397 acres (2,215.24 km2)
 • 1901189,170
 • 1971258,054
 • Created1889
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded bySuffolk, with a small part transferred to Norfolk
StatusAdministrative county
GovernmentEast Suffolk County Council
 • HQIpswich
arms of East Suffolk County Council

In 1974, most of the county reunified with West Suffolk and the county borough of Ipswich to form the non-metropolitan county of Suffolk.[2]


From 1894 the administrative county was divided into municipal boroughs, urban districts and rural districts:[3]

The rural districts were further subdivided into civil parishes.

District CouncilEdit

In 2018 a new East Suffolk district was created by the abolition and merger of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal districts. The new district, came into effect on 1 April 2019.[4]


  1. ^ Historic England. "County Hall Main Entrance Block, Ipswich (1207685)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Ipswich mayor refutes Bury St Edmunds' county town title claim as 'not in the same league'". East Anglia Times. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  3. ^ "East Suffolk". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

Coordinates: 52°12′N 1°15′E / 52.20°N 1.25°E / 52.20; 1.25