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Tooley Court Tooley's and Smart's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0545 / 52°3'16"N

Longitude: 1.1579 / 1°9'28"E

OS Eastings: 616603

OS Northings: 244278

OS Grid: TM166442

Mapcode National: GBR TMW.5KB

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.0MZC

Plus Code: 9F433535+R5

Entry Name: Tooley Court Tooley's and Smart's Almshouses

Listing Date: 4 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275466

ID on this website: 101037738

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

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-le-Tower

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Almshouse

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(East Side)

Tooley's and Smart's
(Tooley Court)
TM 1644 SE 4/77


Founded in 1550 by Henry Tooley with additional endowments in 1591 by William
Smart. The whole establishment was rebuilt in 1846 and there are some C20
additions on the east side. The present buildings are on 3 sides of a garden
court with an entrance gatehouse on the west side. Red brick. 2 storeys.
Each block has 8 window range grouped 1:3:3:1, casements in chamfered reveals.
The window openings now have painted rustications. The side wings have double
ranges with enclosed yards between. The ends have open staircases with heavy
balustrade pillars and are surmounted by cables with moulded brick copings
and moulded pillar pinnacles. Roofs tiled, with 3 square chimney stacks
with moulded caps and base on each block, The central lodge and gate house facing on
to Foundation Street is in red brick with some timber-framed construction
with brick nogging. A central jettied gable has an oriel bay window with
leaded lattice lights above a 4 centred arched doorway. To the left of the
entrance way there is a timber-framed octagonal tower with brick nogging
and a shaped lead domed roof which rises above the gable roof.

Tooley's and Smart's Almhouses form a group with No 32.

Listing NGR: TM1660344278

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