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Old Museum Rooms

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0577 / 52°3'27"N

Longitude: 1.1506 / 1°9'1"E

OS Eastings: 616085

OS Northings: 244605

OS Grid: TM160446

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.XB2

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.WJMY

Plus Code: 9F433552+36

Entry Name: Old Museum Rooms

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275514

ID on this website: 101037718

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Mary at the Elms

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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(East Side)

No 13
(Old Museum Rooms)
TM 1644 NW 1/124 19.12.51.


The old Museum, opened in 1847 was designed by Christopher Fleury, a local
architect. It is a large red brick building with a stucco front in classical
style with panelled parapet, a plain band (which now replaces the original
cornice) and massive Tuscan orders on octagonal base rising through 2 storeys
at the corners. 2 storeys. 3 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing
bars. The centre part, of doorway and one window range above, breaks forward
slightly. The side windows have moulded and shouldered architraves with
balustraded panels beneath the sills. The centre window has a Venetian style
surround with a semi-circular domed arch with shell ornamentation and flanking
paired Ionic columns with frieze and cornice. The doorway has fluted Doric
pilasters, frieze and cornice, and is flanked by C20 shop fronts. The front
originally has a projecting Doric columned porch. The north side is in panelled
red brick, without windows. In the interior a heavy balustraded staircase
leads to a 1st floor hall which is top lit with a gallery (blocked).

Nos 1 to 11 (odd) and No 13 (Old Museum Rooms) form a group with No 10.
Nos 14 to 32 (even) and Nos 14 and 16, Arcade Street.

Listing NGR: TM1608544605

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