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Claycotts, East Bergholt

Description: Claycotts

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278720

OS Grid Reference: TM0776534226
OS Grid Coordinates: 607765, 234226
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9677, 1.0231

Location: Flatford Road, East Bergholt CO7 6UN

Locality: East Bergholt
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO7 6UN

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Listing Text

(West Side)

6/12 Claycotts


- II*

House. Early C16, two builds, with further range of c1600. Later alterations and
additions including dovecote range attached to south and C20 addition of no special
interest to west. Restoration of early 1980s. Timber-framed, rendered, part under-
built in painted brick, with red brick stacks and other additions. Dovecote range
weatherboarded. Plain tile roofs. Two storeys, truncated former hall range with
slightly higher cross range to right, range of c1600 at right angles to cross wing.
Dovecote range adjoins former hall range to left. Entrance now by C20 range.
Former hall (now kitchen) and cross wing: jettied, underbuilt in brick, carved
posts and capitals, that to left of cross wing gable end particularly fine with
'linenfold' motif to post and floral motifs to square capital and abacus and arch
brace. Foliate scroll to bressummer of cross wing, moulded to hall range. C20
cross casement windows, that to cross wing in angle with other range replacing an
entrance with C19 doorcase (NMR). Rendering to first floor conceals close studding
and blocked 3-light mullion windows (owner's photographs). Close studding and
collar to cross-wing gable with bargeboards and finial. Swept roofs. External
stack to gable of range to left. Adjoining dovecote range single-storey with 2-
storey central dovecote, original openings to rear and doveholes and shelves to
In angle with later range is brick projection under pent roof with 3-
light brick ovolo mullion window with hoodmould and cogged cornice. Range of c1600:
on plinth, jettied gable end. To ground floor French windows flanked by blocked
3-light ovolo mullion windows. C20 cross casement to first floor. Close-studding
to jettied gable with bargeboards and finial. Swept roof. To right return a large
external off-set stack (upper part rebuilt). Brick staircase projection under pent
roof. Interior: former hall and cross wing have moulded ceiling beams to ground
floor, blocked mullion window to front wall of kitchen. Later range has plastered
brick basket-arched ovolo-moulded fireplace and studded walls with down braces.
Newel spiral stair adjacent to stack somewhat remodelled. First floor: framing
exposed including chamfered jowled posts with arch braces and moulded beams and
joists to earlier ranges. Close studding. Rafter seatings in wall plate at right
of former hall range apparently indicate hipped roof predating erection of cross
wing. Roof rebuilt incorporating early timbers.

Listing NGR: TM0776534226

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Source: English Heritage

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