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Description: Weavers House
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277233
OS Grid Reference: TM0426033820
OS Grid Coordinates: 604260, 233820
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9653, 0.9719
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TM 0433 STRATFORD ST MARY LOWER STREET
House, probably originally incorporating weaving premises. Early-mid C16.
Timber-framed. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys. 5 ½-bay
front with 2-bay rear cross range, probably truncated. Lobby entry with further
blocked entrance to right end which has a separate staircase and no communication
with main house at 1st floor level. Jettied front with moulded bressummer and
joist ends. Close-studding. Straight down braces to right end. Lobby entry,now
open to inner doors,has added cornice and patterned carved brackets. Windows of
ovolo mullion type are mainly the originals restored with some inserted from other
buildings. Windows to main house have side lights except the hall which has a
pair of 5-light windows forming a continuous row. Small 2-light window above
entrance. To right end a long row of mullioned lights continues round the gable
end to the stack. Steeply-pitched swept roof, hipped to left. Saw-tooth ridge
stack and further large external stack to right gable. The cross wing and rear
have similar details. Indications to rear wall of right end of former external
stair. Interior: exposed framing. Ovolo-moulded beams and joists to upper end,
chamfered beam with curved stops to right end. The parlour to left has C17
panelling and inglenook fireplace. Newel spiral stair to rear of stack. Rendered
basket-arched fireplace to hall. Evidence for possible position of loom against
rear wall. Right end has C20 stairs and inglenook. Rear wing contains C17
painted door. During restoration of 1930s, plaster with a date of 1758 was
removed from the front of the house revealing several blocked original windows.
Some windows and other features have been brought from houses in course of demoli-
tion in Ipswich and elsewhere.
Hussey, C, 'Weavers House Stratford St Mary', Country Life, 28 September 1945,
Listing NGR: TM0426033820
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