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Blacksmiths Cottage, Wherstead

Description: Blacksmiths Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277304

OS Grid Reference: TM1544840659
OS Grid Coordinates: 615448, 240659
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0225, 1.1388

Location: The Street, Wherstead, Suffolk IP9 2AH

Locality: Wherstead
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2AH

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Listing Text

(south side)
5/25 Blacksmiths Cottage
(formerly listed as
22-2-55 The Old Forge)
House, now two dwellings. Probable C15 - early C16 range with probable C16 cross
wing and later alterations and additions. Timber-framed, pebbledashed in panels,
with brick extension to cross wing. Plain tile roofs. L-shaped; single-storey and
attic range with 2-storey cross wing to left with later extension to rear. Single-
storey range may be a former open hall. 2 cells with board door to left. 3 small-
paned casements to ground floor and 2 gabled dormers with similar windows and barge-
boards. Steeply-pitched swept roof and large, off-centre stack. Cross wing: jettied
to front. Single small-paned casement to each floor. Bargeboards to gable. To left
return an external stack, the upper part rebuilt in C20 brick. Entrance by C20 porch
to extension. Interior (not fully inspected): earlier range has a beamed ceiling,
framing mostly concealed. End wall at 1st floor level shows jowled posts and tie
beam with arched braces and wall studding. Side purl in roof.

Listing NGR: TM1544840659

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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