Wellington Court

Wellington Court, Chediston Street, IP19 8BJ
Map no 9

Stylish conversion of an historic area of Chediston Street. On part of this Grade II Listed site, then known as Clarkeís Yard, 23 tiny dwellings were once squeezed. Such poor housing resulted from the demand for labour generated by the 18th century Blyth Navigation and tended to be centred around Chediston Street – or Cherry Bow as it was then called. The residents drew their water from a pump in the yard of a nearby pub, which after many name changes, became known as as the Duke of Wellington (hence Wellington Court). The site achieved notoriety as the place where PC Ebenezer Tye was bludgeoned to death in 1862.

The pair of late 19th century warehouses that sprung up in place of the dwellings remained in the ownership of one local family for over 100 years. The buildings became redundant in 1984 and conversion to four residences began in 1989/90. Restoration extended to the walled garden and an idyllic island meadow.

This is an exceptional opportunity to explore the site. Viewing the interiors is not included but there will be a display of before and after images.

Tours:
Saturday 21st – 11.30, 14.30 & 16.00
Max 16 people
1 hour
Booking Essential via Cut Box Office
Nearest Parking: Market Place
Access limited by stairs and steps