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The Kings Arms Public House, Haughley

Description: The Kings Arms Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280582

OS Grid Reference: TM0267862260
OS Grid Coordinates: 602678, 262260
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2212, 0.9658

Location: Old Street, Haughley, Suffolk IP14 3NT

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

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Listing Text

TM 0262

8/99 The King's Arms Public
- House
9/12/55 (formerly listed as the
GV II Kings Arms)

Public house: mid C16 core to main 3-window range with C18 alterations.
Crosswing of early C14 to left, extended rearwards in C15 or early C16. Two
storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Concrete plaintiled roof with C19
pierced crested ridge tiles. An axial C16 chimney of pink/buff bricks, the
upper shaft rebuilt in C19 red brick. Late C19 mullioned and transomed small-
pane casements at ground storey, and smaller earlier C19 casements above. C19
4-panelled door at lobby-entrance position. The 2-bay cross-wing has rare
but characteristic early C14 carpentry: the walls have widely-spaced studwork
with wide plank tension braces at some points, and square-sectioned straight
or slightly curved primary arch braces in others. The open truss has a
cambered tie-beam with chamfered square-sectioned archbraces. Evidence for a
crownpost roof, removed by mid C20. Heavy 1st floor joists, lodged over a
central binding beam. The wing was extended rearwards by about 3 bays in C15
or early C16 with close-studding and heavy unchamfered floor joists. The rear
bay was largely rebuilt c.1700 with a hipped butt-purlin roof. The main range
has a ceiling with roll-moulded joists of c.1550. Mid C16 work in the bar to
right includes unmoulded framing and a wide lintelled open fireplace. A C17
newel staircase has a balustrade with serpentine splat balusters. In C18, the
walls of the main range were raised and the roof was rebuilt. N.M.R.

Listing NGR: TM0267862260

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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