Ancient House

Ancient House, Ipswich: Address, Ancient House Reviews: 4.5/5

Ancient House
4.5
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Jan Maria B
Ipswich, UK49 contributions
This building is steeped in history.
Aug 2020
Well worth a visit when you are next in Ipswich. There's an information room upstairs, in a strange room with homaphradites depicted on the wall paintings.
Written 3 September 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,143 contributions
Beautiful design
Jan 2020 • Solo
Otherwise known as Sparrowe's House, it is a Grade I listed building in the Buttermarket area of Ipswich town. It is a fanciful looking building with Tudor influences. Nice on the eye.
Written 21 January 2020
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Jeff W
631 contributions
A favourite of many beautiful Ipswich buildings
Dec 2019
A simply stunning building Grade 1 listed building saved by the Council in the 1980s. The external plaster work (pargeting) is highly decorative and the timber frame is beautifully carved. It's in the pedestrianised Buttermarket in one of the main shopping areas and so on a visit to Ipswich it shouldn't be missed. Wikipedia gives some further information on the history of the building and what the figures represent.
Written 1 December 2019
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Chris B
5 contributions
Seek friend and enter
Oct 2019
Lovely Tudor (?) house which now houses Lakeland kitchen products. It also happens to be the place, years ago, the place I bought my first copy of Lord of the Rings. It was way back in the 70s when the Ancient House happened to be a bookshop. Happy memories of the beautifully maintained monument.
Written 17 October 2019
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Mint
57 contributions
Ancient House
Aug 2019
Will there be any point in visiting Ipswich if it was not for such beautiful ornate buildings as oppose to the unsettling new buildings of our times in the UK.

Ancient House is truly lovely and I hope it is always looked after.
Written 18 August 2019
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Dreamer802555
9 contributions
Must visit
Jul 2019
This is a lovely shop, with much history. There is a little room with original wall, and artefacts on show. It is a quaint and interesting building. But....beware ou not get lost in the store !!!!!!!!!!!
Written 6 August 2019
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Dick G
Greater London, United Kingdom203 contributions
Architecture at its best
Jul 2019 • Friends
Do not miss this marvellous example of architecture that has miraculously survived in such excellent condition. Outstanding.
Written 19 July 2019
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rotterdam0892
Bath, UK1,191 contributions
Unexpected delight
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was wandering around Ipswich after dinner, being on business, after all the shops were closed and this was a complete unexpected delight. Amazing plaster work and beautiful ancient beams on the outside. Wish I could have lingered...
Written 19 June 2019
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mikex882
St Albans, UK157 contributions
Beautiful building in its day
Apr 2019 • Solo
I’m sure when the ancient house was built it was a standout piece of architecture. Today it is hidden in a mass of shops, and unless you know it is there you could walk past it, which would be a shame, as it is still something worth stopping and looking at.
Written 20 April 2019
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Barry J
Beccles, UK72 contributions
Pargetting extraordinary
Apr 2019 • Friends
What a beautifully decorated and maintained building, pride of Ipswich Town centre. Well worth seeing and studying the murals.
Written 8 April 2019
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