Pipps Ford

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Western aspect. Set in 9 acres. Built in 1540 in the reign of King Henry VIII.
Grade II listed building.
We took possession of the house and grounds on the 14th of January 2005.
The house from 60 metres altitude, April 2017
Pipps Ford Manor. A man called Pipps sold the manor to Ralph Scrivener of Belstead who died in 1607. Succeeded by his son John Scrivener of Sibton. Acquired by William Meadows who died in 1637 and passed to his son Thomas Meadows. Sold to Lady Penelope D'arcy in 1656. She was the daughter of Earl Rivers and the wife of Sir William Harvey, discoverer of the blood circulation system. The house is also associated with Richard Hakluyt, chronicler and cartographer, 1558 to 1616.
The court yard
The plantation of Cricket Bat Willows (Saliix Alba Caerulea). The plantation is bordered by the River Gipping.
Looking through the bat willows in winter.
The south wing.
View from the lower lawn showing the ha-ha.
The conservatory. Mature vines, plumbago and bougainvillea trees grow inside this conservatory.
One of the reception rooms
The River Gipping. Great for fish including roach, trout, perch and tench. The house grounds has 400 metres of river frontage including a lock.
Pipps Ford Lock. This is one of 15 locks built between Ipswich and Stowmarket and completed in 1793. Each lock was 55ft by 14ft between the gates with a draught of 3.3ft
Pipps Ford Lock is now being renovated by the River Gipping Trust.
Kitchen- Breakfast Area.
Another reception room
The driveway approach.
A quiet corner of the garden. Muntjac deer wander through the grounds.
An attic bedroom in the south wing.
A small seating area.
A visitor taking a stroll on the south lawn.
Two ancient oak trees stand guard over the Bat Willows.
The north walk.
The upper lawn at sunset.
The four-bay Cart Lodge
A 1:100 scale model
A 1:100 scale model
The four acre woodland has approximately 1400 protected trees and a maze of pathways. It is bounded on the western and northern sides by the River Gipping.
The woodland maze. Which way?
The woodland south boundary.
The woodland east boundary with the house in the background.
Model of the Pipps Ford Mathematical Bridge. The River Gipping Trust proposes to build this bridge as part of the renovation of the lock.
Minecraft model of Pipps Ford.
Minecraft model of Pipps Ford.
The mathematical bridge on the 1st of August 2014

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Last modified on 28th of April 2017.