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Description: Old School House
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279433
OS Grid Reference: TM1425859246
OS Grid Coordinates: 614258, 259246
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1898, 1.1332
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STONHAM ASPAL PETTAUGH ROAD
TM 15 NW
5/182 Old School House
House, late C16 with alterations of early C17 and later. Originally of 2-cell
end-chimney plan; the plan was "reversed" to 3-cell lobby-entrance form in
C17. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered with cable-pattern pargetting
restored in C20. Thatched roof, hipped at left hand end, with axial chimney
of red brick. Mainly C20 casements. C20 boarded and battened entrance door
with open lean-to pantiled porch on posts. The original C16 work has studwork
with both arch and tension-bracing and a coupled-rafter roof. A chimney was
placed in the cross-entry in C17; the service cell to left was given a new
upper floor with an ovolo-moulded binding joist, to become the new parlour.
Above the parlour fireplace is a mid or late C18 painting of a hunting scene
painted directly onto the plaster, but covering a deep C17 painted frieze of
chevrons. There are believed to be other sections of painted decoration now
concealed. The service cell to right is higher and of C18 workmanship, but
with possible earlier core. The single-storey brick and glazed pantiled
roofed service wing to front right is mainly of early C19, but with an earlier
timber-framed core. In 1612, the Revd. John Metcalf, (rector of this parish)
bequeathed this house, then called Smiths "for a schoolmaster, to teach freely
the youth of Stonham and Pettaugh".
Listing NGR: TM1425859246
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Source: English Heritage
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