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The Nursery, Combs

Description: The Nursery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 279857

OS Grid Reference: TM0339555586
OS Grid Coordinates: 603395, 255586
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1611, 0.9723

Location: Mill Lane, Combs, Suffolk IP14 2NF

Locality: Combs
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2NF

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Listing Text

TM 05 NW

2/82 The Nursery
- II

House, c.1530 with alterations of late C16 and c.1600. Originally of 2-cell
end-chimney plan form with cross-entry; a parlour cell added to right in 2
stages. One storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof,
half-hipped at left. An axial chimney of gault brick, the shaft rebuilt mid
C20. Mid C20 gabled casement dormers and casements. Thatched lean-to
entrance porch at cross-entry with glazed door. Heavy unmoulded framing,
fully exposed. The original section comprising hall with service cell to
left, has evidence for arched heads to the cross-entry doorway and to the
single service room doorway. Unchamfered large floor joists, and evidence in
studwork for a probable timber-framed chimney. The parlour cell (originally
of one bay) was added to right in mid/late C16 and extended to two bays soon
after. The final phase has close studding, and all phases have diamond-
mullioned window evidence, with some original mullions. The original roof is
of coupled-rafter form, the later one of clasped purlins. A small set-forward
service wing added to front left in C17.

Listing NGR: TM0339555586

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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