Shire Hall

The Shire Hall stands at the centre of old Woodbridge, in the middle of Market Hill, and has been the the focal point of the town for over 400 years.

The Shire Hall was built in 1575 by Thomas Seckford, Master of the court of Requests to Queen Elizabeth I.  The architecture has been altered over time, with changing fashions and uses:

  • Woodbridge Town Council purchased the Shire Hall in 1984.
  • It once housed the Magistrates’ Court.
  • Renovation of the building was completed in 2004