List of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic Interest in Ipswich
Though not a legal obligation, a Local List or Grade III list of locally
important buildings is vitally
useful for development, planning, conservation and educational reasons. This
records all those parts of the built environment which don't quite make the
Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II standards of the Department of Culture,
Media and Sport (DCMS).
The Ipswich Society last published the List in 1985. It is now urgent to
recreate the List and where necessary to describe and illustrate. By the
time you read this, members of the Society who volunteered in the Newsletter
questionnaire will be helping to compile, describe and photograph some 3,000
buildings with the Borough Conservation Officer, Bob Kindred, and his
assistant, David Emmerson.
To be included will be most 16th, 17th and 18th century buildings, major
19th century buildings,
particularly representatives of type and function especially when in groups
and original, and major
20th century buildings up to 1973, particularly if by a local architect, and
other examples of the built environment if technically innovative or if they
have an historical association with events or people or townscape value.
Sources will be The Ipswich Society Local List of 1985 as modified by the
Conservation Officers and other lists that are available. The Suffolk
Association of Architects, Ipswich Society members and other interested
bodies will of course be consulted. We must hope that this long and
difficult project can be brought to fruition over the next few years. It
will indeed be another landmark in the Society's history.
Cover, issue 151