The Shire Hall
The Shire Hall has served as a focal point of Woodbridge for almost 450 years. Now a Grade 1 listed building, it has been home to the Town Council since 1987.
Originally built by Thomas Seckford, the upper part of the Shire Hall was used for judicial purposes while the ground floor served as an open corn market. Many changes followed over the intervening centuries, notably the addition of Flemish gabling and stone capping in the 17th Century and the bricking up of the archways in the early 19th Century. However, the Hall continued to serve in a judicial capacity until recent times, maintaining a link with the Elizabethan era.
In 1987 the Town Council purchased the Shire Hall, which now serves as the administration centre. Learn about The Town Council Grant of Arms.
Hiring the Shire Hall
The Shire Hall is also an approved premises for Civic Marriages, Partnership Ceremonies and Baby Naming Ceremonies. Find out more about hiring the Shire Hall.