East Suffolk

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East Suffolk
East Suffolk shown with 1965-1974 boundaries.
Area
 • 1911 549,241 acres (2,222.70 km2)
 • 1961 547,397 acres (2,215.24 km2)
Population
 • 1901 189,170
 • 1971 258,054
History
 • Created 1889
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Suffolk, with a small part transferred to Norfolk
Status Administrative county
 • HQ Ipswich
arms of East Suffolk County Council

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, which was a county borough in its own right.

In 1974, most of the county reunified with West Suffolk and the county borough of Ipswich to form the non-metropolitan county of Suffolk. At the same time a small part of East Suffolk was removed and attached to Norfolk.

Subdivisions

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

The rural districts were further subdivided into civil parishes.

District Council

In 2018 an East Suffolk district council was created by the abolition and merger of Waveney district council and Suffolk Coastal district council. The new East Suffolk covers a smaller area than the pre-1974 East Suffolk county council.

References

  • Vision of Britain: East Suffolk [1]

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


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