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The Royal Oak, Laxfield

Description: The Royal Oak

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280173

OS Grid Reference: TM2964272411
OS Grid Coordinates: 629642, 272411
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3018, 1.3668

Location: Market Street, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DZ

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

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

9/53 The Royal Oak


Public house. A long 3-cell C16 main range, in 2 main phases; early-mid C17
wing to rear forming L-shape plan. Timber framed, mainly plastered; ground
floor of main range partly encased in C20 red brick. Plaintiles to front
slope of main range, otherwise pantiles. 2 storeys. 4 windows, mainly C18-
Cl9 casements; C20 single storey brick addition set forward. 3 boarded doors.
Internal stack between hall and parlour and a smaller later stack to the left.
Early-mid C16 parlour end, the remainder of the main range added at a slightly
later date, undoubtedly replacing medieval work. The stack is a mid C16
insertion into a smoke bay between the 2 ranges. Some good heavy studding
with reversed bracing; various diamond-mullioned windows or evidence for them.
At the service end, a blocked ground floor window with 4-centre arched head:
this was probably a shop window. Open fireplace in hall with embattled
lintol. A similar but mutilated lintol over the parlour fireplace has been
shortened and re-set. Plain crown-post roof over parlour, with arched braces
from crown-post to collar purlin. Clasped purlins with arched wind-bracing
over the remainder of the range.

Listing NGR: TM2964272411

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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