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Guildhall Cottage, Yaxley

Description: Guildhall Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279601

OS Grid Reference: TM1210174096
OS Grid Coordinates: 612101, 274096
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3240, 1.1110

Location: Ipswich Road, Yaxley, Suffolk IP23 8BS

Locality: Yaxley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8BS

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Listing Text

TM 17 SW
3/145 Guildhall Cottage
29.7.55 (formerly listed as
Guildhall Cottages)

- II*

Former guildhall, converted to a house, then to 4 almshouses and back to a
house. Early C16 for Guild of St. Thomas Martyr; extended and converted mid
to late C16, probably for F. Sherman, altered C18 and C20. Timber frame with
some brick casing, plastered. Black glazed pantiled roof. Originally 6 bays
with an open first floor hall, entrance and smoke hood at left or lower end.
Extended with a large parlour bay to left with a massive end stack. Always 2
storeys. Part brick cased to front in C20, C20 casements with a door at lower
end of original building. Boxed eaves. C16 left end stack with 2 ornamental
quatrefoils in chamfered recesses near eaves, later buttresses on end wall,
coped gable parapet, rebuilt diagonally set shaft. Right end later internal
stack with rebuilt diagonally set shaft and brick end wall, offsets on both
gable ends. Scattered openings to rear. Interior: ground floor close
studding altered with no signs of original entrances, deeply chamfered crossed
binding beams, stop chamfered joists, chamfered storey posts, C19 inserted
stack to centre now truncated. First floor: original 4-centred arched
doorhead to rear at lower end suggesting an external stair, original left end
wall shows evidence of smoke hood, both end walls have reverse curved arched
bracing. 2 formerly open trusses have unjowled posts with square rebates,
arched braces to stop chamfered cambered tie beams. Traces of original window
openings of up to 6 lights with moulded jambs and mullions with 4 roll moulds
and cavetto angles, a large sill to front at upper end for original oriel
window. Arched braced collar roof, stop chamfered butt purlins and principals,
ridge piece, light smoke blackening. Parlour addition has close studding,
stop chamfered axial binding beam, huge fireplace with 16 foot stop chamfered
bressumer, traces of a 4-centred arch in brick to rear of fireplace, had
arched braces to tie beam, 2 bay roof with cambered collars, chamfered butt

Listing NGR: TM1210174096

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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