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Cranfield Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0714 / 52°4'16"N

Longitude: 1.1696 / 1°10'10"E

OS Eastings: 617323

OS Northings: 246185

OS Grid: TM173461

Mapcode National: GBR VP1.2HY

Mapcode Global: VHLBT.765F

Plus Code: 9F4335C9+GR

Entry Name: Cranfield Court

Listing Date: 21 December 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479416

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: St Margaret's

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

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Listing Text


642/10/10074 Nos.1-28 Cranfield Court


Group of almshouses designed as flats. 1938-9. By Cautley and Barefoot for the Cranfield family charitable settlement. Red brick with brick dressings partly of narrow bricks and tiles. Plain-tile roofs with ornamental brick stacks. Vernacular Revival style. Long U-plan range, the sides canted, and with a wing to rear left. 2 storeys. The front is articulated by 10 single and paired facing gables, the roofs continuing down and forming pentice roofs over ground-floor windows and with finely ornamented piers forming porches to part-glazed doors. Enriched brickwork panels to walls. Windows here are 4-light leaded casements, and between the gables are similar windows, mainly of 3 lights. At intervals are internal flights of steps leading to upper floors. The ornamental stacks rise mainly to the side of the gables and form part of a carefully designed facade. The central axis has an open arch with piers and focusses on the Lych-gate entrance (qv) on the road. The unaltered rear has similar fenestration and doors, and slightly projecting paired hipped gables at intervals.
Together with Nos 29-34 (qv), the Lodge (qv), and the Lych-gate, Nos.1-28 form the principal part of an important group of 1930's almshouses.

Listing NGR: TM1732346185

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

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