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Freston Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Freston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0126 / 52°0'45"N

Longitude: 1.1723 / 1°10'20"E

OS Eastings: 617796

OS Northings: 239664

OS Grid: TM177396

Mapcode National: GBR VPM.WR8

Mapcode Global: VHLC0.8NMZ

Plus Code: 9F43257C+3W

Entry Name: Freston Tower

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277290

Location: Freston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Freston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Freston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Freston Tower


Look-out tower. c1550 possibly for Latymer family of Ipswich. Orange brick with
blue brick diapering. Six storeys, 10 by 12 feet with polygonal staircase turret
to river front. Later door to rear which was formerly set in a gabled porch (NMR).

Polygonal angle buttresses surmounted by pinnacles. String courses to 1st, 3rd and
6th floors. Open-arcaded parapet. Double-chamfered 3-light mullion windows formerly
rendered to represent stone with moulded brick pediments to upper floors. Mullion
and transom windows to 6th floor. Double-chamfered light to each face of stair turret
which is surmounted by a panelled parapet. Interior (not fully inspected): timber
newel spiral stair. Photgraphs in NMR. Probable Ipswich merchant's look-out tower.
Commanding a fine view of the River Orwell.

Listing NGR: TM1779639664

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