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Moat House, Ringshall

Description: Moat House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 279948

OS Grid Reference: TM0182552240
OS Grid Coordinates: 601825, 252240
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1316, 0.9474

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

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Listing Text

TM 05 SW

5/173 Moat House

- II

Former farmhouse. Circa 1400, with alterations of mid C16 and early C17.
2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roofs: a cross-wing to left
and a lean-to right. An early C17 axial chimney of red brick has a central
pilaster shaft. Mid C20 small-pane casements, and boarded entrance door at
side. The central 2-bay open hall has good features of early C15: heavy close-
studding, with minimal tension bracing. A blocked doorway with 2-centred head
leading to the parlour (the latter was apparently demolished and rebuilt as
a leanto in C18 or c19). Fine open crownpost truss: the slightly-cambered tie-
beam is moulded with double roll and hollow chamfer; one of a pair of arch-
braces of 2-centred curvature (mainly concealed, the second is missing); large
octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and base, and thick 4-way braces.
Circa 1550, an upper floor was inserted in the hall with beams and joists well-
moulded with a sunk hollow chamfer; and a wide lintelled fireplace was positioned
in the cross-entry. The cross-wing may be original, but remodelled in c17 to
provide a parlour with brick arched fireplace, and again in mid C20. Associated
partial medieval moat.

Listing NGR: TM0182552240

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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