Great White Horse Hotel, 43, Tavern Street - Ipswich

Originally a C16-C17 timber framed building refronted in the early C19. Made famous as the Inn featured in Charles Dicken's 'Pickwick Papers'. The present front is of grey gault brick with the parapet and rusticated stucco ground story. Concerns relate to active dry rot in the Dickens room; loose cornice in the ballroom, detaching lath and plaster ceiling at second floor level in room adjacent to staircase; windows in very bad condition. Significant issues concerning lack of capacity of rainwater gutters and downpipes. Tenants actively engaged in negotiations with Local Planning Authority.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    GREAT WHITE HORSE HOTEL
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1235799
    Local Planning Authority:
    Ipswich
    Site Type:
    Commercial > Hotel

Location

    Building Name:
    Great White Horse Hotel
    County:
    Suffolk
    District / Borough:
    Ipswich
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Ipswich
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739