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Shilling Old Grange, Lavenham

Description: Shilling Old Grange

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276804

OS Grid Reference: TL9180049192
OS Grid Coordinates: 591800, 249192
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1078, 0.7994

Location: Shilling Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9RH

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

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Listing Text

(east side)
Shilling Old Grange
and No 16
TL 9149 50/653 23.1.58
A large C15 and later timber-framed and plastered building with a tiled
roof. The whole building was refronted in the late C17 but the south
part was heavily restored in the 1920s when the timber-framing was exposed
and the front returned to its original half timbered style. At the rear
there is a courtyard with jettied gables and arched doorways. It was
this house which Isaac Taylor the engraver and father of Jane and Ann
Taylor ("Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star") rented for £6 per annum in 1736.
The family moved to No 17 (Arundel House) in 1793. Two storeys and attics.
N 16 has a good C18 plastered front with pebbledash rusticated panels
and a wood modillion eaves cornice. Three window range the upper storey
has 2 two-light leaded casements and one double-hung sash window with
glazing bars, and the ground storey has double-hung sashes with glazing
bars. A 6-panel door with a semi-circular fanlight with fan glazing
has a fine wood doorcase with fluted pilasters and an open dentilled
pediment. The north side has a blocked 4-centred arch with carved spandrels.
The south part has 3 jettied gables on the front and all the timber-framing
is exposed. The upper storey is jettied on the whole front and there
is a beam carved with ribbon ornamentation. There are 2 four-light mullioned
windows on each storey flanked by high level mullioned windows which
extend across the whole front. There is a modern "old style" porch entrance.
The south side has exposed timber framing, leaded casements and a 4-centred
arched doorway with carved spandrels. The interior has many interesting
features and there are large cellars.

Listing NGR: TL9180049192

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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