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Brief description of site

Chantry Park features gardens designed in the mid-19th century by W. A. Nesfield on the site of a earlier park associated with a country house.

Brief history of site

The Ipswich Chantry was founded in 1509 by Edmund Daundy. The foundation of the present house is believed to date from 1700. From 1795 onwards Charles Collinson enlarged the estate to 208 hectares and it is he who was responsible for developing the character of much of the registered park which survives today.

Location information:

Address: London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0BS

Locality: Ipswich

Local Authorities:

Suffolk; Ipswich

Historical County: Suffolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 169 Grid Ref: TM137438
Latitude: 52.0514 Longitude: 1.1153

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1509 to 1700

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 50

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