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Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0576 / 52°3'27"N

Longitude: 1.153 / 1°9'10"E

OS Eastings: 616254

OS Northings: 244605

OS Grid: TM162446

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.Y2C

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.XKX0

Plus Code: 9F433553+26

Entry Name: Post Office

Listing Date: 4 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275423

ID on this website: 101037761

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-le-Tower

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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(South Side)

Post Office
TM 1644 NW 1/266


A late C19 stone fronted building with grey gault brick at the rear.
built in an Italianate palazzo style, with splayed corners and a parapet
with a modillion cornice. A central feature rises above the parapet with
a Royal coat of arms and female figures. The end bays of the facade are
marked by pairs of arched pavilions rising above an ornamental parapet.
2 storeys and a lower ground storey on Princes street which forms an ashlar
base to the building. 5 window range on the front, one window range on
each splayed corner and 8 window range on Princess Street, double-hung
sashes without glazing bars. The 1st storey windows are set in semi-circular
recessed arches with keystones with human heads, between paired Ionic
pilasters. On the ground storey a Roman Doric portico projects on the
front with paired columns on pedestals, a modillion cornice and a low
parapet with female standing figures representing Industry, Electricity,
Steam and Commerce. It is approached by a flight of stone steps. The
1st storey windows on Princes Street have architraves and cornices and
a pediment rises above the end 3 windows on the south end. The ground
storey windows are set between rusticated pilasters and have enriched
architraves and aprons and keystones with human heads. At the south end
there are paired pedimented doorways.

Nos 7, 8, 13 & 15, Golden Lion Hotel, Town Hall & Post Office form a group.

Listing NGR: TM1625444605

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