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© Mr Russell Edwards ARPS

IoE Number: 277290
Location: FRESTON TOWER,
  FRESTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Russell Edwards ARPS
Date Photographed: 23 August 1999
Date listed: 22 February 1955
Date of last amendment: 22 February 1955
Grade II*

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TM 13 NEFRESTONFRESTON PARK4/11Freston Tower22-2-55GVII*

TM 13 NE FRESTON FRESTON PARK 4/11 Freston Tower 22-2-55 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.

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