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Laundry Cottages and Water Tower Attached at North End, Barham

Description: Laundry Cottages and Water Tower Attached at North End

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279289

OS Grid Reference: TM1279352956
OS Grid Coordinates: 612793, 252956
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1339, 1.1078

Location: Barham, Suffolk IP6 9QQ

Locality: Barham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9QQ

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
7/40 Nos 1 & 2 Laundry Cottages
- and Water Tower attached
at north end.(Formerly
listed as Water Tower
- II

Pair of estate cottages, originally a service range of Shrubland Old Hall,
which was largely demolished in C19. Dated 1637 on building. 3 cells, 2
storeys. Timber-framed and plastered, largely underbuilt and encased in
C19/C20 brickwork now painted. Plaintiled roof with axial chimneys of red
brick; at the south gable are original barge boards with carved trailing-leaf
ornament; on one side are the initials B over WD, and on the other the date
1637; in the apex is a drop-finial. Mainly C20 small-pane casements and flush
entrance doors. Good clasped purlin roof, partly wind-braced. Some plain
close-studding exposed internally. A 2-storey C20 extension is attached to
the west side. At the north end is a C19 water-tower serving the Shrubland
estate; a plain square structure of gault brick, heavily buttressed and with
battlemented parapets. The parish boundary with Barham passes through the
water tower, the major part of the building being in Barham.

Listing NGR: TM1279352956

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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