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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: 1206572



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: 04-Aug-1972

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 275422

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1. 1260 CORNHILL (South Side)

Town Hall TM 1644 NW 1/265


2. A yellow stone building with pink pilasters, columns and dressings and a balustraded parapet with a bracketted and dentilled cornice. Built in 1867-68 by Bellamy and Hardy of Lincoln, it is a good example of high Victorian civic architecture. 2 storeys and a sub-basement which becomes a lower ground storey on Princes Street. The centre part, of 3 window range breaks forward with an arcade of Corinthian columns on the 1st storey and a Roman Doric Collonade with vermiculated rustications on the ground storey. The portico is approached by a flight of stone steps. The balustraded parapet has 4 female standing figures. Behind the parapet the centre part rises to an attic storey with a modillioned cornice, a central window and flanking bulls-eye windows. A stone dome, above, is surmounted by stone clock tower and cupola. 9 window range on front (arranged 3:3:3), and 6 window range on Princes Street, double-hung sashes without glazing bars. The 1st storey windows have semi-circular arches with Corinthian pilasters, coved splays, segmental balustraded balconies and roundels above the arches (the roundels in the centre part have heads). the ground storey windows have Baroque architraves and are set between Roman Doric pilasters with vermiculated rustications. A modillion cornice runs between the storeys, The sub-basement forms a rusciated plinth to the building. Roof slate, hipped. The building was cleaned in 1971.

Nos 7, 8, 13 & 15, Golden Lion Hotel,Town Hall & Post 0ffice form a Group.

Also The Town Hall forms a group with The Corn Exchange, King Street.

Listing NGR: TM1621244617

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National Grid Reference: TM 16212 44617


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