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A Very Old Gate

Not in a picturesque location right by the main road. The gate looks like it's is in it's original... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Pretty good as gates go

This must be one of the best gates in that part of Ipswich. Certainly, I cannot think of any better... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 Sep 2018
“A Very Old Gate”
12 Dec 2016
“Pretty good as gates go”
Wolsey's Gate is the only remnant of the college founded in the early 16th cent. by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey , who was born in Ipswich.
College Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Not in a picturesque location right by the main road. The gate looks like it's is in it's original condition and deteriorating. Needs anice garden round it rather than a busy main road.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tezpil
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This must be one of the best gates in that part of Ipswich. Certainly, I cannot think of any better gates anywhere near.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank RichardOfIpswich
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It is not really an attraction .... Only a door gate. You spend literally 5min there. It is not really a daily thing

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LOLAV57
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Stuck on a very busy, dirty road, this is all that remains of Wolsey's College. Not much else to see other than the gateway.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank soozcalver
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Should be the pride of Ipswich but it has been left to get in such a state of disrepair its criminal,whoever is responsible for the upkeep of this should be ashamed

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Terry R
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Wolsey Gate sits next a busy one way road system. Not worth a special trip but if walking between the town centre and the Waterfront take a slight detour

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank ipsgirl
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The reason for writing this the Wolsey gate is its stuck near a busy road in the past the drive ventured further out towards the flats! Now here is the spooky bit my daughter stayed with here friend across the road in the flats during...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank James S
Reviewed 8 May 2015

There is not much to see here, just a Tudor brick gateway by the side of a very busy street. It is all that remains of Wolsey,s college and, as such, is a historical monument, but it is of little practical use.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This might not be the most stunning of monuments that you will ever see but if Henry VIII had not closed this college it could have grown to become one of the oldest universities in England. Real historical interest there...

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 22 December 2012

Although only open to the public for visits on very limited occasions this wonderful building, which is in an excellent state of repair, can be viewed on passing by in the street. An even better view is obtained from the Ipswich and Suffolk Club's carpark....More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank gadabout70
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