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Description: Gants Cottage
Date Listed: 11 May 1993
Date Delisted: 24 July 2006
English Heritage Building ID: 277548
OS Grid Reference: TM1702636700
OS Grid Coordinates: 617026, 236700
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9863, 1.1593
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1343/2/10000 IPSWICH ROAD
11-MAY-93 Gants Cottage
Small house, probably formerly a pair of cottages. Circa C16 or
early C17, remodelled circa late C17 (1692), extended circa C18
and late C20. Timber frame and brick, all rendered with pargetted
cement. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Brick axial stacks.
Plan: 3-room plan main range. The original cottage comprised the
centre and right (S) rooms, the floor and left stack inserted in
late C17 (beam dated 1692). The right axial stack was built
between the 2 rooms in circa C19. The left (N) room was added in
circa C18 and in late C20 a 1-room plan wing was built behind the
left (N) end. Exterior: 1 storey and attic. Asymmetrical 3-window
west front. 2-light casement with glazing bars and panelled door
on left. On right 2 late C20 top opening light windows. 2 gabled
dormers at centre and left with C20 windows. C20 windows in gable
ends and at rear. Rear elevation has C20 gabled wing on right.
Interior: The original house has exposed jowled wall posts, some
with mortices for braces, tie-beam at N end (now centre of house)
with curved brace at front and remains of central partition in
chamber, but roof appears to be rebuilt above tie-beam level
(roof space ceiled). Centre (originally N end) room has chamfered
axial beam with one surviving cyma stop and 1692 inscribed on
soffit, exposed joists and large brick fireplace with cambered
chamfered lintel. The left and right (N and S) rooms have
chamfered cross and axial beams with runout stops and brick
fireplaces with segmental arches.
Listing NGR: TM1702736705
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Source: English Heritage
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