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86, Fore Street, Ipswich

Description: 86, Fore Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 275462

OS Grid Reference: TM1685544132
OS Grid Coordinates: 616855, 244132
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0531, 1.1615

Location: A1156, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1LB

Locality: Ipswich
Local Authority: Ipswich Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP4 1LB

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Listing Text

(West Side)

No 86
TM 1644 SE 4/65 19.12.51


A C15-C16 timber-framed and plastered building, originally the Old Neptune
Inn, considerably restored but retaining many original features. A C15 hall
block extends east and west and a C16 Solar wing extends south at the rear.
It is dated 1639, probably recording the time alterations were made to the
house. The front has a projecting eaves with a carved eaves board supported
by carved brackets. The first storey has 2 oriel bay windows with lattice
leaded lights and fine carved frames, supported on carved brackets. Small
mullioned casements flank the oriels below the eaves. The ground storey has
one 6-light mullioned and transomed window (with 2 carved mullions). There
is a 4-centred doorway with carved spandrels representing Neptune and a
coa serpent. A painted panel between the oriels has a similar representation.
At the rear a solar wing extends south, timber framed and plastered, with
a jettied upper storey with large casements and a large mullioned and transomed
window on the ground storey. The interior has a fine C17 fireplace and
moulded beams and ceiling joists. Roofs tiled, with 2 gabled dormers on
the front.

Nos 80 and 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group of C15-C17 timber famed
Also Nos 80 to 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group with Nos 77 to 81
(odd) (The Lord Nelson Inn) and Nos 85 to 91 (odd).

Listing NGR: TM1684744107

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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