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The Old Guildhall, Higham

Description: The Old Guildhall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277250

OS Grid Reference: TM0346335551
OS Grid Coordinates: 603463, 235551
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9811, 0.9613

Location: Higham Road, Higham, Suffolk CO7 6JZ

Locality: Higham
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6JZ

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Listing Text

TM 03 NW
(east side)
The Old Guildhall
22.2.55 (formerly listed as
Ye Olde Gildhall)
House. Later C16 with possible earlier origins. Rear wing probably C17. C20
renovation. Timber-framed, rendered. Red brick stack. Thatched roof, some plain
tiles to rear. T-plan. Two-storey, 3-cell front range, single-storey rear wing.
Evidence for former lobby entry, entrance now by C20 brick porch to left return.
2-light horizontal sashes with glazing bars. Date plaque c.1550 relates to C20
renovation. Off-centre ridge stack, hipped roof. Rear cross wing has red brick
stack to gable end. Interior framing exposed in part, jowled posts, wall studding.
Shutter groove and diamond mullion mortices to left return wall. Deep chamfered
beam and exposed joists to hall. Stairs behind stack. Cambered tie beams, that to
right end room has centred pegged mortice, possibly relating to former crown post.
Clasped purlin roof. No evidence to support guildhall status.

Listing NGR: TM0346335551

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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