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Chandos House and Attached Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.062 / 52°3'43"N

Longitude: 1.1523 / 1°9'8"E

OS Eastings: 616184

OS Northings: 245096

OS Grid: TM161450

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.Q4Z

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.XFJL

Plus Code: 9F433562+RW

Entry Name: Chandos House and Attached Steps

Listing Date: 4 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247681

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428998

Location: Westgate, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

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

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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642-0/7/10021 (North East side)
Chandos House and attached steps


House, now flats. 1869. Builder E Gibbons. Converted into 8
flats late C20. White brick; slate roofs. Irregular facade in
2 parts. West half is of 3 storeys and basement, east half of
2 storeys, dormer attic and basement.
West part with a 2-storey canted bay window fitted with
2-light casement windows. Ground floor with rusticated
pilasters and shouldered window lintels; first floor with
banded brick pilasters and arched window heads; hipped roof
over modillion cornice. Attic storey has two 2/2 horned sashes
under segmental heads sandwiched between advanced banded and
decorated brick piers rising above gable to block parapets
supported by side volutes and with urn finials. Gabled roof.
East part contains the entrance door: 4-panelled door, the
upper 2 panels glazed, set in a recess behind a 4-centred arch
on extravagant console brackets. Above is a 2-light casement
under an arched head, and in the gabled roof is a 2/2 horned
sash in a dormer with a deep lugged segmental head. Next bay
is defined by wide brick pilasters, rusticated to ground floor
and with a tall recessed panel to first floor. 2 ground-floor
casement windows under a shouldered lintel. 2 similar windows
to first floor, with extended aprons and arched heads. Under
eaves the pilasters sprout a pair of curved consoles, repeated
in return angles. 2 dormers in roof with lugged segmental
heads containing 2/2 horned sashes. 2 stacks visible to east
side. The house is on an elevated site and is approached up a
flight of steps with curving brick side walls.
INTERIOR: open-well staircase with turned balusters and a
ramped and wreathed handrail. Newel in form of a twisted
baluster. Doors to principal rooms blocked, and all other
doors replaced late C20.
Part of a group of fine houses in this road.

Listing NGR: TM1618445096

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