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Description: Oxford Cottage
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276838
OS Grid Reference: TL9166849119
OS Grid Coordinates: 591668, 249119
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1072, 0.7974
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LAVENHAM WATER STREET
and No 60
TL 9149 50/685 23.1.58
An impressive C15 timber-framed building with exposed framing and modern
brick nogging on the front. Plaster infill on the east side. It is
said to have been built circa 1425-1485 for the De Vere family who owned
it until the end of the C17. The De Vere emblems of the star and boar
are carved on the doorhead. It is said to have extended further east
towards the White Horse Inn. In the 1920s it was partly dismantled and
reconstructed. The house comprises 2 wings with gables on the front,
a smaller gable between them and a wing at the rear. Two storeys and
attics. The upper storey is jettied on the front at 2 levels on carved
bressumers, soffits and wall plates with curved brackets and some moulded
capitals and remains of shafts. There are also carved bressumers in
the gables. The windows have all been reconstructed in C15-C16 style
and there are oriel windows on the ground storey. The doorway has fine
carved doorposts, head and spandrels. There are good interior features.
Listing NGR: TL9166649116
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Source: English Heritage
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