Town Farm. Town farm used to be on the site where the hospital is now. We think this was taken in about 1865.

Town Farm c. 1865.JPG

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Map of Southwold ?

We have a copy of this print in the Museum.

This map is on display in the Museum.

Sources claim that a whole series of  coastal maps were ordered by Queen Elizabeth I to  clarify what defences were in place in the event of a Spanish invasion. The map below is supposed to be the map for Southwold.

As you can see there is a fort and defensive wall.    We wonder how accurate it was!

1588 map Southwold.jpg

Latest museum developments

There has been lavish praise for the newly redesigned exhibits in the museum. Illustrated is an oak angel dating from the 15th century

Rediscovered during recent restoration work at St Edmund’s Church, the ‘Southwold Angel’ would have been originally positioned against a wall, supporting  one of the posts that helped spread the load of the roof. Carved from a single piece of English oak, it is a  remarkable survivor and now on public view for the first time in centuoakangel-overries.