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The Arcade, Ipswich

Description: The Arcade

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 August 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 275386

OS Grid Reference: TM1616444577
OS Grid Coordinates: 616164, 244577
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0574, 1.1517

Location: 2 Elm Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1EX

Locality: Ipswich
Local Authority: Ipswich Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP1 1EX

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Listing Text

Nos 1 and 2
(The Arcade)
TM 1644 NW 1/12


An early C19 stuccoed archway which connects Arcade Street with King Street.
It has a central feature with pilasters, frieze amid a cornice surmounted
by a balustrade, and a central elliptical archway with a moulded stucco architrave
and plain Ionic columns inset at thc corners. The central feature is flanked
by 2 storeyed stuccoed wings, each of 2 window range. Some double-hung sashes
with glazing bars and some C20 casements. The ground storey has a 3-light
double-hung sash window on the north end and a C20 shop front on the south
end. The interior of the archway is a plastered elliptical barrel vault
in 3 sections. At the rear, in Arcade Street, the flanking wings are pedimented
(one with a Diocletian window). The south end has a tall window of double-hung
sashes with glazing bars.

Nos 1 and 2 form a group with the Corn Exchange and the Swan Inn, King Street.

Listing NGR: TM1616444577

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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