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Bourchier Galleries, House and Shop, Long Melford

Description: Bourchier Galleries, House and Shop

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 278250

OS Grid Reference: TL8624745487
OS Grid Coordinates: 586247, 245487
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0764, 0.7164

Location: Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9JR

Locality: Long Melford
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9JR

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Listing Text

5377 (West Side)
Long Melford
Bouchier Galleries,
House and Shop
(formerly listed as
House 50 yds north of
The Gables and Shop
Premises adjoining House)
TL 8645 21/499 23.3.61.

A timber-framed and plastered house comprising a mediaeval hall house
with a cross wing at the north end. In the C16 a jettied parlour cross
wing was added to the south end (now underbuilt with a C19 shop front).
Originally a single dwelling house, it is now 3 tenements. The south
cross wing has C19 external features and is of 1 window range double-hung
sashes (3-light on the 1st storey). The gable has good C19 ornamental
bargeboards. The internal features of this wing are particularly good,
with heavy close stuccoing and ceiling beams carved with a folded leaf
motif and moulded. The rooms are unusually high. The 1st storey has
a fine C16 fireplace, carved with folded leaf ornamentation and a central
shield a monogram with what appears to be a merchants mark above. Within
the fireplace is smaller bolection moulded surround of late C17 date,
with a Regency raised basket grate. The roof has the remains of decorated
crown post roof. The hall range is of 2 storeys, fronted in brick and
painted, with C18 or early C19 features. 2 window range, horizontal sliding
sashes on the 1st storey and 1 double-hung sash window with glazing bars
on the ground storey and a former early-mid C19 former shop window and
doorway. The C19 brick facing is built out in front of the original framing
but little is exposed internally of the original timber-framing. At the
rear there are 2 gabled wings of late C17 date. The north cross wing
has 1 window range on the 1st storey, a C19 splayed bay with double-hung
sashes. The ground storey has a late C19 shop front. The timber-framing
is exposed on the 1st storey with modern brick nogging. The gable has
ornamental carved bargeboards, probably original, with a modern finial.
Probably this was the service and solar of the mediaeval house. Roofs

Listing NGR: TL8625045474

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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