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Meadow Cottage, Creeting St Mary

Description: Meadow Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279302

OS Grid Reference: TM1085357634
OS Grid Coordinates: 610853, 257634
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1766, 1.0824

Location: All Saints Road, Creeting St Mary, Suffolk IP6 8PJ

Locality: Creeting St Mary
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8PJ

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
5/53 Meadow Cottage
- II

House, mid C16 with C17 alterations. 1 storey and attics. 2-cell lobby-
entrance plan. Timber-framed and rough-cast. Thatched roof, half-hipped at
left-hand end, with thatched gabled small-pane casement dormers. Small-pane
C19 and C20 casements. C20 boarded entrance door with open C20 pantiled lean-
to porch. The 3-bay C16 nucleus is at the left-hand end. A good example of
base-cruck construction, of a type found in central Suffolk in the mid C16.
Substantial plain framing: at the left-hand end is a pair of base-crucks tied
at the head beneath the half-hip, tension-braced and with evidence for a
diamond-mullioned window (c.p. Oak Cottage, Little Stonham, Item 2/141). 2
similar open base-cruck trusses, one being central over the hall chamber and
arch-braced, the other against the axial chimney and unbraced. The closed
truss at the right-hand (service) end was altered in C17 but was probably
fully hipped without base-crucks. Heavy unchamfered floor joists and arch
wind-braced studwork. Coupled-rafter roof. A wide lintelled open fireplace
in the hall. The service cell was extended to right by one bay in C17. An
early example of the lobby-entrance plan form, in which the second cell
contained an unheated service room.

Listing NGR: TM1085357634

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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