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Lady Margaret House, Gislingham

Description: Lady Margaret House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279510

OS Grid Reference: TM0640771984
OS Grid Coordinates: 606407, 271984
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3072, 1.0263

Location: Mill Street, Gislingham, Suffolk IP23 8JP

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

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Listing Text


2/54 Lady Margaret House
- II

House. Late C16, extended early C17, stack inserted later C17, altered C20.
Timber frame, plastered. Steeply pitched machine tiled roofs. Appears as 3
cell lobby entry range but originally probably 5 storeyed bays with smoke bay
to right, service and cross passage bays to left, parlour added to right with
2 bay kitchen/dairy wing to rear to form a T on plan. 2 storeys. Cross
passage entrance blocked, to right a C20 lobby entrance between hall and
parlour in a shallow porch; 1, 2 and 3-light leaded casements with hoodboards,
some early glass, boxed eaves. Axial ridge stack inserted in smoke bay
between hall and parlour. Right gable end exposed double purlins. Service
wing extends behind former passage and hall, left return internal kitchen
stack, entrance into dairy, mixed casements, C20 dormers, behind parlour a
shallow addition with a door and hipped roof. Interior: close studding with
chamfered mid-rails, hall has stop chamfered storey posts, axial binding beam
and fireplace bressumer, parlour and service wing have stop chamfered cross
axial binding beams. Queen post roof over original build, square-set
plates/purlins between straight posts and collars, longitudinal reverse
cranked braces, parlour and service wing roofs not inspected.

Listing NGR: TM0640771984

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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