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Cottage About 70 Metres East North East of Corn Hall Including Wall and Dovecote Adjoining Northeast, Bures St Mary

Description: Cottage About 70 Metres East North East of Corn Hall Including Wall and Dovecote Adjoining Northeast

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 278694

OS Grid Reference: TL9101535804
OS Grid Coordinates: 591015, 235804
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9878, 0.7805

Location: Bures, Suffolk CO8 5JP

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5JP

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Listing Text

TL 93 NW Cottage about 70 metres
east-north-east of Corn
Hall including wall and
dovecote adjoining northeast.

Cottage, probably the wing of a larger house. Circa late C17 or early C18, remodelled
as a detached cottage in circa 1830s when the main part of the house was demolished.
English bond red brick with a platband on the west front and brick rubble lower
parts of the north and south end walls. Steeply pitched plain tile roof with gabled
ends. Brick axial stack at centre.

Plan: 2-room plan, both rooms heated from a central axial stack with back-to-
back fireplaces; the smaller left hand (north) room might have originally been
unheated. There are doorways at both ends directly into the rooms, the left hand
(north) room with a circa early C19 door, the right hand (south) doorway has a later
C19 or C20 porch. There is a C20 outshut at the rear of the right hand room. The
brick rubble in the end walls indicates that there was formerly a single storey
range at the south end and a range at the north end which was almost as tall as
the present cottage. Therefore it seems likely that it was once part of a larger
house which has since been demolished and the putative smoke-blackened rafters
resued in the roof suggests that the earlier house might have been of Medieval
origin. Because the north end door is early C19 the old house was probably demolished
in the 1830s when Corn Hall qv was built.

Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical west front with circa early C19 tripartite
4:12:4 pane sash to left of ground floor, small late C19 2-light casement to right
and small C19 12-pane horizontally sliding sash on first floor to lift of centre.
The left (north) end has an early C19 6-panel door to left of centre, an early
C19 12-pane sash to its right and a small casement to the left. The opposite south
end has small C19 casement on ground floor, C20 casement on first floor, a small
loft hatch in gable and a late C19 or C20 porch to the right. At the rear a C20
single storey outshut to left, C19 horizontally sliding sash and 2-light casement
with glazing bars.

Attached to the north end is a section of brick wall in Flemish bond and random
rubble brickwork with a small C20 brick dovecote corbelled out over the corner
and with a gable-end pantile roof.

Interior: Ceiling beams boxed in on ground floor; stopped chamfer cross-beam on
first floor. C18 2-panel door on first floor and C18 4-panel door on ground floor;
the others are C19 plank doors. Smaller north room has early Victorian chimneypiece
and later C19 cast-iron grate.

3-bay common rafter side purlin roof without a ridgepiece, straight collars and
diagonally set clasped purlins. The rafters are of large scantling and some of
them and the purlins are blackened and if smoke-blackened reused from the Medieval

Listing NGR: TL9101535804

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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