Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1037783

Date first listed: 04-Aug-1972

Statutory Address: THE CHANTRY


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Statutory Address: THE CHANTRY

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

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TM 13830 44114


1. 1260 The Chantry

TM 14 SW 11/1


2. A large mansion standing in a fine park of about 124 acres, presented to the town in 1927. At one time the home of Sir Fitzroy Edward Kelly, Baron of the Exchequer 1866-80. It was built in the C18 but was considerably altered and extended in the C19. (1853-54). The north front has the original C18 facade of 3 storeys and 5 window range, with a balustraded parapet, modillioned cornice and a pediment above the centre part of 3 window range which breaks forward slightly. A central C19 2 storeyed porte-chochere projects on front, with coupled Tuscan columns united by bands of vermiculated rustication on the ground storey, coupled Ionic columns framing "Palladian" arches on the first storey and a balustraded parapet with urns. At the cast and west ends 2 storeyed C19 wings break forward slightly, each of one window range with paired corner pilasters and balustraded parapets. The south front is of 3 storeys and 9 window range with a heavy bracketted cornice, a balustraded parapet and a large central 2 storey bow of 3 windows framed by pairs of Ionic half columns on the first storey and rusticated pilasters on the ground storey. A further 2 storeyed wing of 4 window range extends to the west and there is a late C18 or early C19 stable block and courtyard at the west end. The east front has 2 2-storeyed bays of 3 windows and a Tuscan collonade on the ground storey. All the windows are double-hung sashes with glazing bars, the upper storey windows have stucco shouldered architraves. The ground storey is rusticated. Roofs slate.

Listing NGR: TM1383044114


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 275382

Legacy System: LBS


Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,

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