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Pykenham's Gatehouse

Northgate Street, Ipswich, England
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Glad we went this way

Accidentally went through here while wandering round. It is a gatehouse, adding a sense of... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
Interesting historical gateway tucked away in side street of the town.

We visited as part of Ipswich's heritage open weekend so we were told about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 Jun 2016
“Historic gateway”
6 Apr 2017
“Glad we went this way”
Northgate Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Accidentally went through here while wandering round. It is a gatehouse, adding a sense of grandeur to the streets below. I suspect there's a story or 2 inside, but we were just walking by and stopped for a short minute to admire the brickwork. It's...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We visited as part of Ipswich's heritage open weekend so we were told about the history of the gateway and the other buildings that once stood here, as well as having a walk up the (tight) staircase to look around the inside. Not a lot...More

Thank SFM1959
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Archdeacon William Pykenham considered the house he was granted unsuitable to his status and decided to build himself a 'palace' adjacent to the town's North gate. The house was considered more an enlarged gatehouse than a place but it did have its own gatehouse and...More

Thank DavidEBelton
Reviewed 30 July 2016

tucked away and if you blink then you will miss it. An important part of the town's history that a lot don't think too much about

Thank GothycAngel
Reviewed 28 June 2016

A small museum and interesting architecture in this ancient gateway. Worth a visit and often open as part of the historic buildings weekend in August

Thank zooblue
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Originally one of Ipswich's Gatehouses, this little gem is rarely open to the public. If you would like to see it, aim to be around in September when one weekend sees a large number of normally closed buildings open to the public. See The Ipswich...More

Thank TheGreatRaymondo
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Visited as part of Open Heritage weekend; very interesting; they were dressed up how they would have been in the past. It is a shame its normally closed off and not open all year round/more often. This is a once a year opportunity.

Thank IpswichGuy
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this building on my way to the library as it was open for Suffolk Heritage Days. Being a Yorkshireman I can never miss a freebie so headed over to investigate. Interesting history and unknown purpose it is good to see these local...More

Thank BoytonBoyAbroad
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