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Red House, Sproughton

Description: Red House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277365

OS Grid Reference: TM1308443953
OS Grid Coordinates: 613084, 243953
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0530, 1.1064

Location: 2 Church Lane, Sproughton, Suffolk IP8 3AT

Locality: Sproughton
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP8 3AT

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Listing Text

4/37 Red House
House. Early C18 with a C16 core, extended later C18 and C19. Red brick in
Flemish bond, evidence of C16 timber frame, plaintile roofs. 2½ storeys and
cellar. Asymmetrical facade of 6 recessed sashes with glazing bars beneath
rubbed brick flat arched heads. 3 gabled dormer casements behind brick parapet
with moulded cornice. Moulded 1st floor band and plinth. Pedimented doorcase
with fret pattern frieze, and dentilled cornice, supported on scrolled brackets.
Door of 6 fielded panels, the reveals with one panel incised. Gable parapets
with moulded brick coping. Axial brick stacks, one between 2nd and 3rd bays,
one internally at right gable, one external to left gable. Slightly later 2
storey gabled wing to right, flush with main range;ground floor tripartite sash
with glazing bars. 1st floor sash with glazing bars, both beneath rubbed brick,
flat arches. Tall brick stacks. C19 rear range parallel to the main building
and separately roofed.
Interior: C18 doors of 6 sunk panels to ground floor, those to 1st floor of
2 panels and with HL hinges, including cupboard door. Closed string dog-leg
stair with octagonal newels, turned balusters moulded mahogany rail, all painted
but probably C19.
Lugged 1st floor fireplace. Ceilings have cased beams: Left hand ground floor
and 1st floor rooms having cyma moulded cornices to each quadrant. Clasped
purlin roof with arched collars and wind braces. Formerly a wall painting or
stencil 2nd half C16, in left hand room, removed to Ipswich Museum c1929.
Country Life 26 Aug 1954, 647.

Listing NGR: TM1308443953

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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