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A Grade II* Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0684 / 52°4'6"N

Longitude: 1.1493 / 1°8'57"E

OS Eastings: 615948

OS Northings: 245790

OS Grid: TM159457

Mapcode National: GBR TMP.9DM

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.V8YQ

Plus Code: 9F43349X+8P

Entry Name: Woodside

Listing Date: 15 December 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264602

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427434

Location: St. Margaret's, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margaret's

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: St Matthew Triangle and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/10/2012

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Mansion. 1872. By Cattermole & Eade. For J Limmer (builder
Messrs Bennetts, carpenter Andrews of Ipswich). White brick
with slate roofs. A rectangular building with projecting wings
and bays, with rusticated quoins. Mainly of 3 storeys but with
a 2-storeyed wing on the north and a 4-storeyed tower on the
The windows are 1/1 horned sashes, the ground-floor and
first-floor windows have stilted segmental arches and those on
the ground-floor of the main block are triple-arched with
central French windows. The first-floor windows are paired and
have balconies on brackets. On the east front there is a
2-storeyed entrance porch with a Corinthian portico and on the
west a tower crowned by a heavy cornice on paired brackets and
a parapet with circular openings and ball finials. A stone
frieze carved with elaborate vine ornamentation extends across
the east, south and west fronts between the ground and first
floors. Heavy modillion eaves cornice and tall rectangular
chimney stacks with recessed panels.
INTERIOR: virtually unaltered. Porch leads to staircase hall,
the walls of which have paired unfluted columns and pilasters
painted to resemble marble and rising to Corinthian capitals
supporting moulded 4-centred arches across passages leading to
kitchens (west) and dining room and other rooms (north).
Closed-string staircase with cast-iron balusters in form of
opposing scrolls decorated with waterleaf nibs; ramped
handrails to turned newel posts with heavy finials. North and
east passageways lead to various rooms through very high
quality 6-panelled doors with moulded and eared surrounds by
Andrews of Ipswich. Cloakroom with all original fittings
including pair of sinks made by Bean & Co. Marble fire
surrounds in principal rooms. Drawing room with dado panelling
and deep plaster coved cornice and ceiling border.
A good example of its period and the only one of its kind
remaining in Ipswich.

Listing NGR: TM1594845790

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

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