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Ickworth House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ickworth, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2203 / 52°13'12"N

Longitude: 0.6574 / 0°39'26"E

OS Eastings: 581618

OS Northings: 261333

OS Grid: TL816613

Mapcode National: GBR QF3.R12

Mapcode Global: VHJGV.BGW9

Entry Name: Ickworth House

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 363171

Location: Ickworth, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP29

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Ickworth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Horringer St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


2/96 Ickworth House


Large country mansion, begun 1795 by Francis Sandys after designs by Mario
Asprucci, for Frederick 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, who died 1803
before completion of house. Work completed 1821-1829 for Frederick William
Hervey, 5th Earl and 1st Marquis of Bristol. Stuccoed brick; slated and leaded
roofs. Central rotunda 105 ft. high with domed and balustraded top; central
entrance portico of 4 Ionic columns, 2 storeys high, supporting pediment.
Rotunda encircled by lower order of Ionic pilasters and upper order of
Corinthian pilasters through 2 storeys; 2 giant bas-relief friezes by the
Carabelli brothers after Flaxman's illustrations of Horner. Segmental 1-storey
corridors on both flanks, linking with East and West wings 2 storeys high, each
with central pediment on 4 Ionic columns, 2 storeys high. The total frontage
is 625ft. Interior fittings mainly complete by 1830, including fine marble
fireplace in Library, Scagliola columns in Library and Entrance Hall, and coved
ceilings in corridors. The Pompeian Room decorated by J.D. Crace in 1879.
Remodelling of main staircase in rotunda and of East wing by Reginald
Blomfield, 1909. Now owned by the National Trust; for illustrations and
description, see their Official Guide.

Listing NGR: TL8161861333

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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