ICKWORTH HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1205300

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1955

Statutory Address: ICKWORTH HOUSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ICKWORTH HOUSE

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

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury (District Authority)

Parish: Ickworth

National Grid Reference: TL 81618 61333

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 86 SW ICKWORTH

2/96 Ickworth House

14.7.55 I

Large country mansion, begun 1795 by Francis Sandys after designs by Mario Asprucci, for Frederick 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, who died 1803 before completion of house. Work completed 1821-1829 for Frederick William Hervey, 5th Earl and 1st Marquis of Bristol. Stuccoed brick; slated and leaded roofs. Central rotunda 105 ft. high with domed and balustraded top; central entrance portico of 4 Ionic columns, 2 storeys high, supporting pediment. Rotunda encircled by lower order of Ionic pilasters and upper order of Corinthian pilasters through 2 storeys; 2 giant bas-relief friezes by the Carabelli brothers after Flaxman's illustrations of Horner. Segmental 1-storey corridors on both flanks, linking with East and West wings 2 storeys high, each with central pediment on 4 Ionic columns, 2 storeys high. The total frontage is 625ft. Interior fittings mainly complete by 1830, including fine marble fireplace in Library, Scagliola columns in Library and Entrance Hall, and coved ceilings in corridors. The Pompeian Room decorated by J.D. Crace in 1879. Remodelling of main staircase in rotunda and of East wing by Reginald Blomfield, 1909. Now owned by the National Trust; for illustrations and description, see their Official Guide.

Listing NGR: TL8161861333

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 363171

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ickworth House
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,

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