FRESTON TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1203980
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1955
Statutory Address:
FRESTON TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address:
FRESTON TOWER

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Babergh (District Authority)
Parish:
Freston
National Grid Reference:
TM1779639664

Details

TM 13 NE 4/11 22-2-55

FRESTON FRESTON PARK Freston Tower

GV II*

Look-out tower. c1550 possibly for Latymer family of Ipswich. Orange brick with blue brick diapering. Six storeys, 10 by 12 feet with polygonal staircase turret to river front. Later door to rear which was formerly set in a gabled porch (NMR).

Polygonal angle buttresses surmounted by pinnacles. String courses to 1st, 3rd and 6th floors. Open-arcaded parapet. Double-chamfered 3-light mullion windows formerly rendered to represent stone with moulded brick pediments to upper floors. Mullion and transom windows to 6th floor. Double-chamfered light to each face of stair turret which is surmounted by a panelled parapet. Interior (not fully inspected): timber newel spiral stair. Photgraphs in NMR. Probable Ipswich merchant's look-out tower. Commanding a fine view of the River Orwell.

Listing NGR: TM1779639664

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
277290
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 23 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00221/33
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