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See inside this house built for the director of one of Ipswich’s most famous firms

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:35 13 June 2020

Upland Gate on Bishops Hill, Ipswich, was originally built for the director of Ransomes engineering firm.  Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY

Upland Gate on Bishops Hill, Ipswich, was originally built for the director of Ransomes engineering firm. Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY

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A Grade II listed house built for the boss of one of Ipswich’s most famous companies has come up for sale.

Upland Gate has a large garden, perfect for entertaining Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHYUpland Gate has a large garden, perfect for entertaining Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY

Upland Gate, on Bishops Hill, was originally built in 1863 for C A Bidell, the director of Ransomes engineering firm.

When it was built the red brick town house would have looked down on the firm’s engineering works near the docks below.

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This impressive Ipswich home has many traditional features Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHYThis impressive Ipswich home has many traditional features Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY

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The property is set within a partly-walled one-acre plot.

It retains many of the Victorian features from when it was constructed for C A Bidell, including a mosaic tiled floor, an original conservatory and service rooms.

This home is central to Ipswich and perfect for a family  Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHYThis home is central to Ipswich and perfect for a family Picture: RUFUS OWEN/FULL ASPECT PHOTOGRAPHY

Other Victorian features have been adapted for modern life, such as the old stable block which has been converted into a pair of garages.

Inside there are two bathrooms and four bedrooms – including the octagonal master bedroom – and three reception rooms. It also has a cellar.

The property is being marketed by Jackson & Stops for £825,000.


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