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Barn 80 Metres South West of Ringshall Hall, Ringshall

Description: Barn 80 Metres South West of Ringshall Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279941

OS Grid Reference: TM0427952736
OS Grid Coordinates: 604279, 252736
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1351, 0.9835

Location: Ringshall, Suffolk IP14 2HZ

Locality: Ringshall
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2HZ

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Listing Text

TM 05 SW

5/166 Barn, 80m south-west of
Ringshall Hall


- II

shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the description shall be
amended to read:

Possibly originally a manorial court hall, converted into a barn,
again being converted (1993) into a house. Circa later C16, converted
circa C18 and 1993. Weatherboarded and plastered timber frame and
brick plinth. Roman pantile roof with gabled ends, hipped over
midstrey and corrugated sheet steel over outshuts. Plan: 7 bays. The
centre 3 bays open to the roof, the 2 bay ends originally floored with
chambers over; the W end 2 bays are wider. The floors removed and a
midstrey built on the S front to east of centre probably in C18. Later
outshuts on the S side. Exterior: Single storey (1993). N front:
Weatherboarded on right, plastered and weatherboarded on left and with
large cart entrance to left of centre with plank double doors. S
elevation, plastered and on left weatherboarded, weatherboarded hipped
roof midstrey to right of centre and outshuts to left and right.
Interior: Open to roof and with no partitions (1993). Timber frame is
largely intact. Wall-posts, sole and wall-plates, midrail and close-
studding with some tension braces. Curved braces to tie-beams, 2 tiers
of side purlins, tenoned (butt) lower purlins and upper purlins with
curved wind-braces and clasped above the collars; later ridge purlin.
Several diamond mullion windows rebated for glass including large
first floor windows in bays 1 and 2 at east end. No part of the roof
is smoke-blackened.
Note: The manor of Ringshall was inherited by Sir Thomas Gresham from
his mother, widow of Sir Richard Gresham and it is thought that Sir
Thomas might have built this building.


TM 05 SW

5/166 Barn, 80m south-west of
Ringshall Hall

- II

Barn, late C16. 7 bays. Timber-framed, mainly with C19 and C20
weatherboarding, but with some late C18 plaster at upper levels. Original
plinth of narrow red bricks, now mainly tarred. Roman pantiled roof, formerly
thatched. An C18 porch on south side, 3rd bay from east: hipped roof and a
pair of boarded barn doors; in the north wall opposite is a pair of larger
doors. A well-built barn, with arch-windbraced close studding and wind-braced
clasped purlin roof. Bays one and two at the east end have large original
windows at upper level and in gable, with chamfered diamond mullions
(blocked); this was possibly designed as a garret/hayloft above a stable, and
integrated with the barn in C18/C19.

Listing NGR: TM0427952736

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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