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Waterloo House, Laxfield

Description: Waterloo House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280155

OS Grid Reference: TM2973172473
OS Grid Coordinates: 629731, 272473
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3023, 1.3681

Location: Bickers Hill Road, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DP

Locality: Laxfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 8DP

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

9/35 Waterloo House
-- II*

House. Early-mid C16. Timber framed and plastered, the ground floor cased or
rebuilt in colourwashed brick. Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attic.
Jettied facade, the bressummer carved with running leaf decoration. 2-cell
form. 3 windows, mainly C18 3-light mullion and transom casements with C20
square-leaded panes. 2 C20 windows to ground floor. Boarded entrance door
with moulded fillets; mid C19 reeded architrave with corner roundels. The
doorway is approached by a flight of 3 steps. Internal stack. Both ground
floor rooms have fine ceilings with multiple mouldings to the bridging beams
and moulded joists with scrolled stop-chamfers and soffits with sunk spandrels
terminating in a cross. There are similarly-moulded cornices at the ends of
each room. In the hall there is evidence for a screened cross-passage. Some
good first floor studding with evidence for 2 phases of windows. The original
windows has separate lintols pegged into the frame, a very unusual feature.
Some re-used C16-C17 panelling, one section inscribed 'REPENT LAMENT AN SIN'.
C17 attic floor with joists set on edge. The roof has a single row of clasped
purlins and cranked wind-bracing. The present stack, with back-to-back
fireplaces, is a later insertion; it seems likely there was originally a stack
against the rear wall of the hall.

Listing NGR: TM2973172473

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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