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Oak Wood House, Wortham

Description: Oak Wood House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280452

OS Grid Reference: TM0724477240
OS Grid Coordinates: 607244, 277240
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3540, 1.0418

Locality: Wortham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1RD

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Listing Text

TM 07 NE
1/161 Oak Wood House

-- II

House, latterly 2 dwellings. c.1600, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, part
brick cased. Largely plastered with some framing exposed. Steeply pitched
patterned machine tiled and pantiled roof. 3 cells, originally with a cross
passage plan. 2 storeys and attic. Entrance now in lobby entry position to
left of centre in a C20 gabled porch reusing old timber and a 4 centred arched
door head probably from original entrance, jetty to upper floor of porch and
herringbone brick nogging to gabled head. Parlour bay to left has midrail and
first floor close studding exposed, C20 2-light casements and horizontal
sliding sashes. Hall and service bays were brick fronted in C19, 2-light
glazing bar casements with a segmental head on ground floor. C18 ridge stack
to left of centre between hall and parlour. Right gable end exposed struts
from tie beam to collar, plates and purlins. Left gable end exposed framing
with a 4-light ovolo mullioned window. Attached to left a C20 1 storey gable
fronted extension. To rear exposed studding on first floor in parlour bay, 2-
light casements, a C20 lean-to to rear left. Interior: close studding with
midrail, hall has a stop chamfered cross axial binding beam, 4 centred arched
doorway from screens passage into service end, C18 stack possibly replaces a
smoke hood, parlour has a stop chamfered cross axial binding beam, stop
chamfered joists towards stack. First floor: cranked braces from jowled posts
to cambered tie beams, straight and curved tension braces in walling, bar
stopped axial binding beams, early 4-light window openings, outer ovolo and
inner fluted mullions over parlour, cranked collars and halved principals
clasp purlins, cranked windbraces.

Listing NGR: TM0724477240

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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