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Listed Buildings
of Ipswich Custom House (Grade II*)


In pursuance of the Society's objectives, annual awards in the form of framed certificates are given for the buildings that have made a notable contribution to the townscape, under the headings:

  • new buildings
  • restoration or refurbishment of an existing building

Awards are made in two classes:

  1. private
  2. commercial or local authority

Schemes must have been completed in the preceding two years and be visible from the public highway, including footpaths, and the criteria for judging are:

  • architectural quality
  • work in character with the surroundings or forming a focal point
  • improvement to the original building or its setting
  • scale, detailing, colour and materials sympathetic, well considered and appropriate
  • good quality of workmanship and standard of finish
  • impact: does it set a good standard for others to follow?

The awards are in three categories:

  1. distinction,
  2. high commendation
  3. and commendation.

At the Awards Evening photographs of all the nominations are shown and the work described before the awards are announced and the presentations made.

The Ipswich Society Annual Awards

For full details of previous winners and nominations, see these articles from our newsletter:

We hope to have a more complete list of winners as and when time allows.

Endeavour House: award of distinction

St Mary's Square: high commendation

Atfield family, Sun Inn, St Stephen's Lane: special award

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