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Oak House, Gislingham

Description: Oak House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279506

OS Grid Reference: TM0725571858
OS Grid Coordinates: 607255, 271858
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3057, 1.0386

Location: Mill Street, Gislingham, Suffolk IP23 8JT

Locality: Gislingham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8JT

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Listing Text

TM 0771
6/50 Oak House
- II

House. Mid C17, altered late C19. Timber frame, plastered and roughcast.
Steeply pitched plaintiled roofs with slate on service range. 3 cell main
range with cross gabled parlour extending to rear to form an L on plan;
originally detached 3 bay service range now linked at right angles to front
left. 2 storeys and attics. Parlour to right projects very slightly to
front, facade divided by C19 plaster panels and storey band, original entrance
blocked. 3-light leaded casements, transomed to ground floor right, all with
simple plaster architraves. Offset brick plinth. Boxed eaves. Parlour has
C19 consoles to wall plates, 2 lights in attic, over hall a 3-light gabled
dormer. Axial ridge stack between hall and parlour has cornice to foot, 3
diagonally set shafts with an extra shaft added to left in C19. Left gable
end; exposed side purlins. Right return has leaded casements in rear bay,
moulded cornice band, an inserted stack in rear bay. To rear similar
casements, some lattice lights to parlour, behind main stack is a C19 lean-to
entrance porch with steps up to a recessed part glazed and part raised fielded
6 panelled door, raised panelled reveals, doorcase with fluted pilasters and
lintel with roundels at angles, projecting mutule blocked hood. An inserted
stack to rear of service bay in main range. A boarded link from main range
with coving to upper storey to 2 storey C17 service range to left, largely
rebuilt and reroofed in C19. Inner elevation has an architraved boarded door
towards main range, 3-light glazing bar casements, boxed eaves, a C19 internal
stack at front end with red and white brick shafts, shallow pitch to roof. To
rear a slate roofed lean-to outshut, above a blocked hatch opening. Interior:
frame largely concealed, hall has crossed chamfered binding beams, parlour
'wing' was originally 2 rooms with stop chamfered binding beams. Upper
storeys not inspected. Service range has some early framing, jowled posts,
stop chamfered cross axial binding beams.

Listing NGR: TM0725571858

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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