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The Orchard House, Gosbeck

Description: The Orchard House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279681

OS Grid Reference: TM1538254839
OS Grid Coordinates: 615382, 254839
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1498, 1.1468

Location: Gosbeck, Suffolk IP6 9RX

Locality: Gosbeck
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9RX

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Listing Text

TM 15 SE
7/62 The Orchard House

- II

House, c.1520-1550 with alterations of c.1930. 1 storey and attics. 3 cell
plan. Timber-framed and plastered; external walling largely rebuilt c.1930 in
plastered brick. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right hand end, with one long
C20 eyebrow casement dormer. Axial and gable chimneys; rebuilt shafts of C20
painted brick. C20 metal casements. Open C20 plaintiled entrance porch with
boarded door. A rare example of a late-mediaeval house with a central smoke-
bay: to right is a 2-bay parlour with massive unchamfered floor joists; at the
centre is a 2-bay hall whose upper bay was open and contained an open hearth
which leaves smoke encrustation. The service cell to left has a loft which
formerly extended over part of the hall, with just a subdividing open truss.
Coupled-rafter roof, formerly also hipped at the service end. An upper floor
was inserted in the smoke-bay, with unchamfered joists and a chimney with
back-to-back fireplaces, in late C16 or early C17.

Listing NGR: TM1538254839

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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