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Ancient House

The Ancient House 30 Butter Market, Ipswich IP1 1BT, England
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Nice building, lovely street

Ancient house is a building that adds to the charm of Ipswich. Very old, it is striking and is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
itchyfeet2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Historic Ipswich

This building was a merchants house many years ago, then it was a bookshop for about 30... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Sozlovesholisays
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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The Ancient House 30 Butter Market, Ipswich IP1 1BT, England
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"beautiful building"
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"old building"
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"lakeland store"
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"original features"
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"visit ipswich"
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"walk around"
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"bookshop"
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"kitchenware"
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"history"
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"carvings"
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"display"
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"beams"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ancient house is a building that adds to the charm of Ipswich. Very old, it is striking and is positioned in a very nice shopping stree, Butter Market in the centre of Ipswich.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This building was a merchants house many years ago, then it was a bookshop for about 30 years. Lakeland plastics , kitchen equipments etc now use the building. It is worth a browse, many of the original features are still usable including wood beams, mouldings...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Thankfully this building has been saved from the more modern makeovers given to others in the area. Lakeland use the building sympathetically.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lovely old building with extensive external pargeting, now contains Lakeland Plastics. Much of the old building's interior is visible behind the displays of kitchenware and whether you buy or not it is well worth a quick walk about.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

When I Used to visit Ipswich as a kid the Ancient House is about the only place I remember from then as distinctive. Back then I don't think you could actually get inside it. A poster at the station says Ipswich has 600 listed buildings...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

What a beautiful building thankfully preserved and certainly a must to walk around inside even if you don't purchase anything.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a beautiful old building with an interesting history. The outside is stunning and there is so much to see in the building, Lovely wooden beams and carvings. It has been renovated beautifully. Fireplaces from different periods are interesting. Its is unique and the...More

Thank Cherry G
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This lovely old house is now a Lakeland store, it is a warren of lots of little rooms on several levels with many winding stairways and steps to access them. Loads of the original features have been kept such as fireplaces, ceiling decorations, doors and...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This lovely example of an old Suffolk house is a must to visit. The shop below is Lakeland on the main shopping street and it appeared to me that more people were going in to look at the interior than to buy anything. Much of...More

Thank fatboyuk
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lakeland runs its shop in Ancient House but nothing has been taken away from that historic feel. There is a room upstairs that tells you about its history. Fabulous place to visit and you can buy some good cooking stuff here too!

Thank Maria B
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