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The Towers

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0616 / 52°3'41"N

Longitude: 1.1535 / 1°9'12"E

OS Eastings: 616265

OS Northings: 245052

OS Grid: TM162450

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.QFX

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.YF4X

Plus Code: 9F433563+J9

Entry Name: The Towers

Listing Date: 4 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428803

ID on this website: 101237506

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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642-0/7/10018 (North side)
Nos.12 AND 14
The Towers


Pair of houses. c1860. Divided into 7 flats in late C20. White
brick under slate roofs. Monumental symmetrical design.
3-4 storeys. Central element has a 2-window range. The ground
floor has a pair of canted bay windows with 1/1 horned sashes,
of which that to No.12 (right) retains pierced parapet. 2
horned sashes to first floor, that to No.12 with 8/8 glazing
bars, to No.14 without glazing bars. Saw-toothed string course
under second floor. 2 horned sashes in developed architraves
under eaves, that to No.12 with 3/3 glazing bars, to No.14
without. Eaves course of brackets. Gabled roof with large
common stack.
Framing these central bays is one 4-storey square tower right
and left, with shallow clasping pilasters. Ground floor
contains entrance doors under arched heads. The first and
second floors lit through small 4/4 sashes with raised
surrounds. Glazing bars missing to first-floor sash of No.14.
Viewing rooms at top of towers with 2 arched casements to each
facet, with glazing bars. Projecting cornice above and a plain
parapet with caps to clasping pilasters.
Towers in turn framed by a 2-storey, single-bay block right
and left. Both project from facade, have clasping pilasters
and pedimented gable-ends. Ground floor with a canted bay
window fitted with horned sashes without glazing bars. One
Venetian window to first floor of each block, that to No.12
with a central 4/4 horned sash, to No.14 without glazing bars.
INTERIOR: entrance to staircase blocked in No.12. Staircases
are closed-string, with turned balusters and octagonal newels.
Part of a group of fine houses in this road.

Listing NGR: TM1626545052

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