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Cottage Farm Cottage, Wattisham

Description: Cottage Farm Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 277197

OS Grid Reference: TM0036051136
OS Grid Coordinates: 600360, 251136
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1222, 0.9254

Locality: Wattisham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP7 7JT

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

TM 05 SW
34/10002 Cottage Farm Cottage
- II
Small house. Circa early-mid C16, remodelled circa C17 and
altered in C19. Plastered timber frame partly brick faced and
whitewashed. Steeply pitched corrugated iron sheet roof with
gabled ends. Brick gable end stacks.
Plan: 2-room; larger left-hand (W) room heated from large gable
end fireplace; right-hand (E) room divided axially with service
room at front with later brick stack with oven on gable end and
staircase and small unheated service room at back. Originally the
left hand (W) room was an open hall, heated from an open-hearth
fire, and the high end right-hand room had a solar above. In
circa C17 a gable-end stack and floor were inserted into the
hall; a putative low end would have been demolished in the C17
or in the C19 when the high right hand room was partitioned.
Exterior: 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 2-window south front.
C20 top-hung windows. C20 wooden porch to right of centre. A 2
and 3-light casement on rear wall. Small casement in west gable
end and larger casement in east gable.
Interior: Left-hand room (hall) has chamfered cross-beam with
straight-cut stops, chamfered beam in partition and large brick
fireplace with chamfered timber lintel. Right-hand room has
chamfered axial beam, broad unchamfered joists and C19 brick
fireplace with oven. The back of the right-hand room is
partitioned off for small unheated service room and stairs. Plank
doors internally. Full-height timber-frame partition between hall
and high end. Smoke-blackened chamfered tie-beam on chamfered
posts with curved braces. Exposed wall-plates and some exposed

Listing NGR: TM0036051136

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Source: English Heritage

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