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Statutory Address:

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

Ipswich (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TM 16855 44132


1. 1260 FORE STREET (West Side)

No 86 TM 1644 SE 4/65 19.12.51


2. A C15-C16 timber-framed and plastered building, originally the Old Neptune Inn, considerably restored but retaining many original features. A C15 hall block extends east and west and a C16 Solar wing extends south at the rear. It is dated 1639, probably recording the time alterations were made to the house. The front has a projecting eaves with a carved eaves board supported by carved brackets. The first storey has 2 oriel bay windows with lattice leaded lights and fine carved frames, supported on carved brackets. Small mullioned casements flank the oriels below the eaves. The ground storey has one 6-light mullioned and transomed window (with 2 carved mullions). There is a 4-centred doorway with carved spandrels representing Neptune and a coa serpent. A painted panel between the oriels has a similar representation. At the rear a solar wing extends south, timber framed and plastered, with a jettied upper storey with large casements and a large mullioned and transomed window on the ground storey. The interior has a fine C17 fireplace and moulded beams and ceiling joists. Roofs tiled, with 2 gabled dormers on the front.

Nos 80 and 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group of C15-C17 timber famed buildings. Also Nos 80 to 80A, Nos 84 to 92 (even) form a group with Nos 77 to 81 (odd) (The Lord Nelson Inn) and Nos 85 to 91 (odd).

Listing NGR: TM1684744107


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

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