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The Chantry, Ipswich

Description: The Chantry

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 275382

OS Grid Reference: TM1383044114
OS Grid Coordinates: 613830, 244114
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0541, 1.1174

Location: 1 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0BJ

Locality: Ipswich
Local Authority: Ipswich Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP2 0BJ

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Listing Text

1260 The Chantry

TM 14 SW 11/1


A large mansion standing in a fine park of about 124 acres, presented to
the town in 1927. At one time the home of Sir Fitzroy Edward Kelly, Baron
of the Exchequer 1866-80. It was built in the C18 but was considerably altered
and extended in the C19. (1853-54). The north front has the original C18
facade of 3 storeys and 5 window range, with a balustraded parapet, modillioned
cornice and a pediment above the centre part of 3 window range which breaks
forward slightly. A central C19 2 storeyed porte-chochere projects on front,
with coupled Tuscan columns united by bands of vermiculated rustication on
the ground storey, coupled Ionic columns framing "Palladian" arches on the
first storey and a balustraded parapet with urns. At the cast and west ends
2 storeyed C19 wings break forward slightly, each of one window range with
paired corner pilasters and balustraded parapets. The south front is of
3 storeys and 9 window range with a heavy bracketted cornice, a balustraded
parapet and a large central 2 storey bow of 3 windows framed by pairs of
Ionic half columns on the first storey and rusticated pilasters on the ground
storey. A further 2 storeyed wing of 4 window range extends to the west
and there is a late C18 or early C19 stable block and courtyard at the west
end. The east front has 2 2-storeyed bays of 3 windows and a Tuscan collonade
on the ground storey. All the windows are double-hung sashes with glazing
bars, the upper storey windows have stucco shouldered architraves. The ground
storey is rusticated. Roofs slate.

Listing NGR: TM1383044114

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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