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Antrim House The Old Counting House Restaurant, Haughley

Description: Antrim House The Old Counting House Restaurant

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280564

OS Grid Reference: TM0264662236
OS Grid Coordinates: 602646, 262236
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2210, 0.9653

Location: 6 Old Street, Haughley, Suffolk IP14 3QS

Locality: Haughley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3QS

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Listing Text

TM 0262

8/82 Antrim House and The Old
- Counting House Restaurant
(formerly listed as
9/12/55 Antrim House and The


Two houses, one with restaurant attached. Built in 3 stages: to right is a 3-
bay C14 building. At centre is a 2-cell mid C16 section and to left a lower
C17/C18 addition. 2 storeys throughout. Timber-framed and plastered (Antrim
House is roughcast). Plaintiled roofs; an axial C19 chimney of red brick.
The Old Counting House has a pair of C19 splayed bay shop windows under a
continuous flat roof, and with a C19 doorway between them (late C20 framed and
battened door). At 1st storey are 3 early C19 windows with small-pane cast
iron casements. Antrim House and the left hand part of the Old Counting House
have mid C20 windows, the latter with leaded glazing; each has a C20 framed
and boarded door. The C14 structure is of unusual form for its date: the
upper floor was jettied along the frontage and each bay was partitioned (at
ground storey) from the next. In addition the two right-hand bays were
partitioned down the centre, and possibly also the third. The resulting 6
small rooms indicate a non-domestic use, possibly shop units (the building
faced onto the market place in C14). Very plain framing, with widely-spaced
studding, arch-wind-braced. A splayed scarf joint with undersquinted butts in
the rear wall plate. Rafters reused from an orignal roof probably of coupled-
rafter form. Unchamfered square floor joists. The C16 section was also long-
wall jettied; a bracket wwith shaft beneath (now inside the building). Heavy
framing with close-studding, unchamfered floor joists and good undecorated
crownpost roof.

Listing NGR: TM0264662236

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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