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Ravenys, Stratford St Mary

Description: Ravenys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277219

OS Grid Reference: TM0554634407
OS Grid Coordinates: 605546, 234407
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9701, 0.9909

Location: Dedham Road, Stratford St Mary, Suffolk CO7 6LT

Locality: Stratford St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6LT

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Listing Text

(east side)
- Ravenys (formerly listed
22.2.55 as Byways)
Raveners on O.S. map. House. Late C15-C16 with C20 alterations. Timber-framed,
rendered except garden front of cross wing with red brick nogging. Brick under-
building to road front. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. 2 storeys, L-plan,
originally jettied to street. Present entrance to gable end of main range, C20 porch.
Garden front: C20 single-storey range under tiled roof extends main range out to
level of projecting cross wing. C20 plank doors with Tudor arches and restored
mullion windows with leaded lights. Off-centre saw-tooth stack to left. Swept
roof. Cross wing: framing exposed, jowled posts with studding and down braces.
Restored ovolo mullion windows. Rendered gable with bargeboards. Large external
stack to return wall with saw-tooth stack. Road front was originally jettied, now
underbuilt in painted brick. Further restored mullion windows and bargeboards to
gable of cross wing. Interior: studded walls. Chamfered beams and exposed
joists. Cross wing 1st floor diamond mortices and shutter grooves of original
windows. Collar rafter roof to main range with slight smoke blackening. Clasped
purlin roof with windbraces to cross wing. In 1442 the land on which the house
stands was granted to William Smyth and William Wade on condition they rebuilt the
house (Griffin). Two drawings of the house by John Constable are in the Victoria
& Albert Museum 'A Country Road, Cottage and Figures' and 'Water Lane, Stratford
St Mary', both of 1827.

Griffin, J H H (Rector), The Village of Stratford St Mary and its church. 1964
pp.1-2. (Unpublished guidebook.)

Listing NGR: TM0554634407

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Source: English Heritage

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