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Blaize House, Lavenham

Description: Blaize House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276665

OS Grid Reference: TL9152649062
OS Grid Coordinates: 591526, 249062
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1067, 0.7953

Location: 16 Bear's Lane, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QT

Locality: Lavenham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9QT

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Listing Text

(south-east side)
Nos 11 and 12
(Blaize House)
TL 9149 50/518 23.1.58
Now one tenement. A C15-C16 timber-framed and plastered building.
Restored with exposed timber-framing on the front. Roof tiled. Nos
11 to 14 (consec) were once known as the Weaving Houses, where a master
clothier lived and had his looms. The upper storey formerly had pargetted
emblems of the wool trade, the mitre, fleur-de-lys and the spur-rowels.
At the end of the C18 the buildings were used as a school. Two storeys.
The upper storey is jettied on the whole front on exposed joists and
curved brackets with moulded capitals and shafts. Three window range
of leaded casements (restored). On the upper storey there is a restored
mullioned window with Gothic arched lights. The doorway has a Tudor
arched head with carved spandrels and there is an oriel bay on the ground
storey with a moulded and embattled sill. There are gabled wings at
the rear. The interior retains the screen passage of the original open
hall and there is a fine crown post roof.

Listing NGR: TL9152649062

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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