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Oakhill st Joseph's Preparatory School

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0463 / 52°2'46"N

Longitude: 1.1464 / 1°8'46"E

OS Eastings: 615852

OS Northings: 243329

OS Grid: TM158433

Mapcode National: GBR TMW.NN8

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.TTDP

Plus Code: 9F4324WW+GG

Entry Name: Oakhill st Joseph's Preparatory School

Listing Date: 4 August 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429005

Location: Bridge, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Bridge

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South West Ipswich Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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642-0/12/10030 (South East side)
Oakhill (St Joseph's Preparatory


Mansion, now school. c1860. Preparatory school since 1937.
Gault and white brick; roofs of graded Cumberland slate.
Complex plan. Entrance front to north returns forward at east
forming a half-courtyard. 2-3 storeys. In north side of main
block is a 2-storey gabled entrance porch with a 4-centred
arch leading in. Above is a canted oriel window. External
stack to right rising into clustered chimney flues. To left is
a passageway with 5 single-light casements, and in 2 floors
above are ranges of 4 single-light casements. Gabled roof with
a large square lantern rising out of a tower to terminate in a
glazed viewing room lit through 5 single-light casements to
each face. The whole topped by an ogee copper dome with a
finial. Range to east also with grouped single-light casements
and in the NW corner is a corbelled-out oriel. Mansard roof
with a rectangular lantern with 4 by 5 single-light casements
lighting stair-well.
Garden fronts face south and west. South front has to its left
the 3-storey tower rising into the viewing room. Its south
face with a first-floor canted oriel, west face with clustered
external stacks rising in front of upper windows and blocking
them. Running south is a gabled conservatory with a transept,
on a gault-brick plinth and with timber superstructure; cellar
beneath. To west of tower are 2 gabled ranges at right angles
to each other with a timber verandah running round south and
west fronts. Various casement windows, oriels and dormers in
roof. Further clustered stacks.
INTERIOR: entrance hall and music room (former billiard room)
with simple plaster ceilings with geometric patterns. Music
room has a coved ceiling and an open timber screen at north
end. Large staircase hall with open-well staircase: closed
string, twisted balusters and newel posts, ramped handrail.
Main doors with linenfold panelling.
(Edward White: Map of Ipswich, Chief Town and Port in the
County of Suffolk: Ipswich: 1867-).

Listing NGR: TM1585243329

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