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Forrold Cottage, Stonham Earl

Description: Forrold Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279368

OS Grid Reference: TM1010959747
OS Grid Coordinates: 610109, 259747
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1959, 1.0729

Location: School Lane, Stonham Earl, Suffolk IP14 5EL

Locality: Stonham Earl
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5EL

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Listing Text

TM 15 NW
5/119 Forrold Cottage
- II

House, early or mid C16 in 2 stages. 2-cell lobby-entrance plan. 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered. Hipped thatched roof, with axial C17 chimney of
narrow gault bricks with sawtooth shaft. Mainly C19/C20 casements, some with
leaded lights. Boarded entrance door in pantiled lean-to C20 extension. A
complete and unusual house, with a 2-bay hall with queen-post roof: the open
truss has square queen posts on a cambered tie-beam, the post-heads jowled
with archbraces up to a collar and to in-pitch purlins. The front wall has a
middle rail, and a blocked 4-centred arched entrance doorway into a lobby; the
rear wall is without either a middle rail or a doorway. Large back-to-back
C16 fireplaces to hall and parlour. The parlour cell was rebuilt mid or late
C16 with coupled-rafter roof. Both cells have massive framing, with
unchamfered floor joists (in the hall the deeply chamfered binding joist has
pyramid stops), arch-braced studwork and diamond-mullioned windows (one has
been glazed in C20). An early example of a 2-cell lobby entrance house; the
original second cell would have been a small unheated service room (c.p.
Garden Cottage, Stonham Aspal, Item 5/180).

Listing NGR: TM1010959747

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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