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86, Fore Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0531 / 52°3'11"N

Longitude: 1.1615 / 1°9'41"E

OS Eastings: 616855

OS Northings: 244132

OS Grid: TM168441

Mapcode National: GBR VP7.6GK

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.2NWF

Plus Code: 9F433536+6H

Entry Name: 86, Fore Street

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275462

Also known as: Neptune Inn

ID on this website: 101355165

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Clement with St Luke

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Building Pubs in Ipswich

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No 86
TM 1644 SE 4/65 19.12.51


A C15-C16 timber-framed and plastered building, originally the Old Neptune
Inn, considerably restored but retaining many original features. A C15 hall
block extends east and west and a C16 Solar wing extends south at the rear.
It is dated 1639, probably recording the time alterations were made to the
house. The front has a projecting eaves with a carved eaves board supported
by carved brackets. The first storey has 2 oriel bay windows with lattice
leaded lights and fine carved frames, supported on carved brackets. Small
mullioned casements flank the oriels below the eaves. The ground storey has
one 6-light mullioned and transomed window (with 2 carved mullions). There
is a 4-centred doorway with carved spandrels representing Neptune and a
coa serpent. A painted panel between the oriels has a similar representation.
At the rear a solar wing extends south, timber framed and plastered, with
a jettied upper storey with large casements and a large mullioned and transomed
window on the ground storey. The interior has a fine C17 fireplace and
moulded beams and ceiling joists. Roofs tiled, with 2 gabled dormers on
the front.

Nos 80 and 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group of C15-C17 timber famed
Also Nos 80 to 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group with Nos 77 to 81
(odd) (The Lord Nelson Inn) and Nos 85 to 91 (odd).

Listing NGR: TM1684744107

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