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Latitude: 51.9643 / 51°57'51"N
Longitude: 1.3687 / 1°22'7"E
OS Eastings: 631518
OS Northings: 234892
OS Grid: TM315348
Mapcode National: GBR WRS.YNV
Mapcode Global: VHLC9.NWYK
Entry Name: Cranmer House
Listing Date: 26 April 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253620
English Heritage Legacy ID: 436876
Location: Felixstowe, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP11
District: Suffolk Coastal
Civil Parish: Felixstowe
Built-Up Area: Felixstowe
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Felixstowe St Peter and St Paul with St Andrew and St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
The following buildings shall be added to the list:-
FELIXSTOWE MAYBUSH LANE
2/10003 Cranmer House
House. 1885. By Thomas Cotman for the Cobbold family. Red brick and mock timber framing
with plain tile roof and elaborate brick stacks some with linked flues. Vernacular Elizabethan style.
Entrance front has main range with wings projecting forwards. 2 and 3 storeys and attic. Scattered
fenestration mainly of sash windows centering on a large landing window. Below is a projecting
brick porch with moulded four-centre arched doorway and brick vault within. Front has elsewhere
decorative friezes to jetty coving, richly carved bargeboards and elaborate dormers with eaves
supported on carved brackets. Garden front facing sea has sashes to upper floors and mainly C20
windows to ground floor. The principal feature, to centre right, is a boldly projecting bay window
which becomes a tower with dome. To ground floor a veranda with pentice roof supported on
carved renaissance style piers. INTERIOR. The richly appointed interior includes entrance hall
with carved alabaster and marble canopied fireplace with boarded settle within half. The very fine
mahogany staircase rises through 3 storeys and a few steps 'fly' across the centre of the hall. The
balustrade has barley-sugar-twist balusters. Mahogany panelled doors. Library has bookcases with
Ionic fluted columns, decorative plaster ceiling and carved fireplace with marble slip and blue and
white Dutch tiles. The 3 reception rooms facing the sea now have archways between, but the
decoration remains intact with plaster ceilings and carved fireplaces the western incorporating a
painting of dancing maidens. Set in the inglenook above the eastern is a small copy of Guido Reni's
Triumph of Aurora. On the second floor the room in the tower has dado panelling, carved
fireplace and rich frieze to ceiling with shallow dome. A narrow mahogany door leads to the tower
room with boarded staircase with bookcases and room with seats, shelving and windows all round.
A fine house of the period reflecting the wealth of this important Suffolk family of brewers.
Listing NGR: TM3151834892
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