Jean Ingelow (1820-1897) was a celebrated, best-selling author in Victorian times. Although her fame declined to almost nothing after her death, her books remained in print, and there is a Jean Ingelow Society in America. She was highly regarded by such eminent authors as Tennyson and Ruskin. Her work includes poetry (the best known was A High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, found in mid-20th century anthologies), children's stories and novels - Off the Skelligs is still very readable.
Born in Lincolnshire, she moved to Ipswich at the age of 14, when her father became manager of the Ipswich and Suffolk Banking Company in Elm Street. Living here for ten years in the spacious first floor rooms over the bank she began her first experiments as a writer. After the bank failed and the family moved out, the arch was created and Arcade Street was built on the site of the Ingelows' garden.
Find more information at Minor Victorian poets & authors.