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Drumbeg

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0689 / 52°4'7"N

Longitude: 1.1522 / 1°9'7"E

OS Eastings: 616142

OS Northings: 245857

OS Grid: TM161458

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.B3N

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.X8GB

Entry Name: Drumbeg

Listing Date: 14 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237477

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428767

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Town: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margaret's

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TM1645 CONSTITUTION HILL
(North side)

7/10012 No 4, Drumbeg

- II

House. 1935 by H. Munro Cautley for himself. Rendered and whitewashed brick and timber
frame. Plaintile roofs. Plan is of an east-west range with gabled projections to north and south
extending from east end. Elizabethan vernacular style. All windows are casements with leaded
glazing. 2 storeys and attic. South elevation has at the east end a gabled projection lit through
a canted bay window on ground floor, with a pierced parapet. Above is a 3-light casement with
smaller single-light upper side windows. Gable-head with vertical timber studs and a pierced
bargeboard. East return with stepped external stack. Stepped back to west is a square projection
under a hipped roof, completely timber-framed and lit through a 4-light casement to ground
floor and a 3-light first-floor casement. Main wall of house further west has the roof swept
down over a recessed porch, with a 3-light and a 2-light casement lighting the sitting room and
a moulded door to the right, leading to staircase hall. One 3-light casement to west in main
wall, under a 4-light frieze of casements. Wide gabled roof with a hipped dormer fitted with
a 3-light casement. West gable end has a 2-storey timber-framed canted bay with vine-trails on
the principal studs and bressumers. Jettied attic bressumer and a 2-light attic window in
gable-head. North front with a timbered gabled projection lit through a 3-light casement with
upper side casements to each floor. Behind is a stepped stack. External stepped stack at west
end, linked to the projecting gable by a ground-floor lean-to. 2 and 3-light casements. East of
the projecting gable is a passage link into a garage and maisonette block standing east of main
house. It has a dominant gabled roof fitted with a large gabled dormer with a 3-light casement.
This disposition repeated to north front of garage block, where there are timber garage doors
to ground floor. The 4-light dormer casement here is enriched by a strapwork pargetting over
the window lintel. Interior: Dining room (in south projection): plaster cornice with acanthus
decoration below ceiling frieze of painted plasterwork showing naturalistic fruit and flowers.
Panelled door boarded on outside. Plain timber fireplace surround. Staircase has a closed string
decorated with billet mouldings and stylised interlaced leaf-trails. Raking dado beneath panelled
with linenfold. Thick moulded splat balusters, moulded handrail and square newels with bobbin
finials. Sitting room (west end): 8-panelled door, boarded on outside, leads to anteroom with
small-framed panelling and a geometric plaster ceiling; main room has roll-moulded bridging
beams and wall-plates decorated with billet and punched motifs. 4-centred stone fireplace has
leaf-trails and dragons carved into spandrels and a crenellated mantel. Timber overmantel is
recessed and panelled.


Listing NGR: TM1614245857

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

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