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Description: The Fox and Goose
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279965
OS Grid Reference: TM2611477453
OS Grid Coordinates: 626114, 277453
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3485, 1.3185
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FRESSINGFIELD BACK ROAD
TM 27 NE
- The Fox & Goose
(formerly listed as
29.7.55 Fox and Goose Inn)
Former guildhall, now a public house and restaurant. Described as newly built
in a document of February 1509. Altered 1616 (as dated on door lintol on the
north front). Timber framed: the north front and the ground floor of the east
gable end have good exposed studding with original plain and herringbone brick
nogging in alternate panels. The remainder is plastered. Plaintiled roof,
with concrete tiles on the north slope. Shaped bargeboards. 2 storeys and
attic. Jettied first floor to north and east, carried on plain brackets;
moulded and embattled bressummer. On its north face the corner post has a
much weathered canopied figure of St. Margaret of Antioch and the dragon;
another figure on the east face is indistinct but may be the same design. A
range of 7 square-leaded C18 casement windows to the north front, and a
central blocked doorway with the dated lintol. To the south a wide C19 porch
with shaped bargeboards and spike finial; C20 door. Mounted at first floor
level a large boarded segmental-headed inn sign, probably C19. 3 stacks, 2
internal and one at the west gable end; all are later insertions and have C19
shafts. The structure is in 7 bays; an 8th bay at the west end is missing.
Plain but substantial timbering. At the east end there appears to have been
4-bay long rooms on ground and first floors. The west end has been altered
and little can be deduced. Evidence for one original partition on the upper
floor, with a blocked 4-centre arched doorway. Queen-post roof carried on
slightly cambered tie beams, the heavy braces to the wall posts now mostly
Listing NGR: TM2611477453
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Source: English Heritage
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