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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1037718



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 275514

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Reasons for Designation

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1. 1260 MUSEUM STREET (East Side)

No 13 (Old Museum Rooms) TM 1644 NW 1/124 19.12.51.


2. The old Museum, opened in 1847 was designed by Christopher Fleury, a local architect. It is a large red brick building with a stucco front in classical style with panelled parapet, a plain band (which now replaces the original cornice) and massive Tuscan orders on octagonal base rising through 2 storeys at the corners. 2 storeys. 3 window range, double-hung sashes with glazing bars. The centre part, of doorway and one window range above, breaks forward slightly. The side windows have moulded and shouldered architraves with balustraded panels beneath the sills. The centre window has a Venetian style surround with a semi-circular domed arch with shell ornamentation and flanking paired Ionic columns with frieze and cornice. The doorway has fluted Doric pilasters, frieze and cornice, and is flanked by C20 shop fronts. The front originally has a projecting Doric columned porch. The north side is in panelled red brick, without windows. In the interior a heavy balustraded staircase leads to a 1st floor hall which is top lit with a gallery (blocked).

Nos 1 to 11 (odd) and No 13 (Old Museum Rooms) form a group with No 10. Nos 14 to 32 (even) and Nos 14 and 16, Arcade Street.

Listing NGR: TM1608544605

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National Grid Reference: TM 16085 44605


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