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88, Fore Street, Ipswich

Description: 88, Fore Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 275463

OS Grid Reference: TM1686144129
OS Grid Coordinates: 616861, 244129
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0531, 1.1616

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 88
TM 1644 SE 4/66 19.12.51.


A small C15-C16 timber framed building altered in the C17 and later. Originally
it was a butcher's shop and then became incorporated into the Neptune Inn.
(Now Nos 86 and 88 form one tenement). The front is earlier than that of
No 86 but much altered. 2 storeys and attics. The upper storey is jettied
and supported on curved brackets with the remains of a moulded capital and
shaft. There is an embattled wall plate. One window range, mullioned and
transomed windows with lattice leaded lights. (3 lights on the ground storey
and 6 lights on the 1st storey). At the rear a gallery wing extends to the
south with a jettied upper storey and exposed timber-framing on the ground
storey. Originally this gallery was part of No 90 but is now incorporated
in No 88, and forms a fine courtyard at the rear. The upper storey has a
long range of mullioned windows, the centre section of which is original
and the outer sections are restored, with moulded sills. The ground storey
has a doorway with a 4 centred arch with carved spandrels. Roof tiled,
with one gabled dormer on the front.

Nos 80 and 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a good group of C15-C17 timber framed buildings.
Also Nos 80 and 80A. Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group with Nos 77 to 81 (odd)
(The Lord Nelson Inn) and Nos 83 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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