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Description: Hill House
Date Listed: 17 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280302
OS Grid Reference: TM0871475875
OS Grid Coordinates: 608714, 275875
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3412, 1.0625
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BURGATE MELLIS ROAD (EAST SIDE)
TM 07 NE
1/14 Hill House
Farmhouse. Probably early C17, cased and part reroofed early C19, part
rebuilt and extended late C19. Timber frame, plastered with some red brick
casing. Steeply pitched black glazed and machine pantiled roofs. Appears as
3 cell lobby entry front range with parallel 2 cell block to rear centre and
left, earlier sections are to rear and front left, original plan obscure. 2
storeys and attics. Entrance to left of centre in a gabled porch, 6 fielded
panelled architraved door with a rectangular fanlight, wavy bargeboards. C19
2-light architraved glazing bar casements, ground floor hoodboards. Boxed
eaves. Axial ridge stack with moulded capping to 3 conjoined diagonal flues.
Left gable end small attic casement, exposed plates and purlins. Parallel
range to rear has a slightly lower ridge, exposed purlins to rendered left
gable end. To rear: red brick facing, ground floor, entrance to right with 6
reeded panelled door, blind entrance to left, 2 recessed 2-light casements.
First floor 16 pane sash and a 3-light leaded casement. Central ridge stack.
Roof hipped to inner brick faced return with varied casements and a C20 lean-
to entrance porch. Interior: left cell of front range has ground floor close
studding, ogee stop chamfered axial binding beam, runout chamfered joists,
stop chamfered fireplace bressumer, first floor bar stop chamfered binding
beam, double purlin roof with lower butt purlins, upper clasped purlins,
reverse curved windbraces, to centre all rebuilt, to right all C19. Rear bays
have altered framing on ground floor, first floor 6-light ovolo mullion and
transomed and 3-light diamond mullioned window openings. Close studding.
(East Anglian Miscellany 1922, pp8-9).
Listing NGR: TM0871475875
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