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Rose Cottage, Wetherden

Description: Rose Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280715

OS Grid Reference: TM0078462672
OS Grid Coordinates: 600784, 262672
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2256, 0.9384

Location: Stowmarket Road, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JP

Locality: Wetherden
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3JP

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Listing Text

TM 06 SW

- Nos 1 and 2 Rose Cottage


Two houses; built as one high-quality house c.1520-40 of which No.1 comprises
the hall and No.2 a service cell. 2 storeys. 3 bays. Timber-framed and
plastered; the framing is fully exposed along the front elevation, with
plaster infill panels. The house was originally long-wall jettied towards the
street; the ground storey walling was pushed forward (probably in C18) and
plastered over to produce a flush facade (plaster removed mid C20).
Plaintiled roof with C16 internal end chimney to left. Four late C18 3-light
windows, the centre light containing a wrought iron casement. No.1 has a mid
C20 entrance door with multiple panels. No.2 has a C19 4-panelled door. The
externally-exposed framing shows enrichment which although now mutilated, has
been of high quality. The bressumer over the jetty is moulded and has a
frieze of cresting. The centre bay has contained a large tripartite hall
window of which the small right-hand side light is most complete: 3 moulded
mullions are each enriched with a form of crocketing, and in the head of each
light is a traceried arched inset. The blocked centre section has a deep cill
once projecting and moulded. The left-hand light has been replaced by a
doorway. At the extreme right are two further blocked windows of 4 lights,
the lower one being adjacent to a former cross entry and service block whose
site is occupied by Barn Cottage (see previous item ). In the hall is a wide
open fireplace with a reused moulded lintel, upon which is an incomplete
black-letter inscription. The end cell to left was subdivided into two small
rooms with broach-stop chamfered joists; this subdivision is unusual, there
normally being a parlour beyond the upper end of the hall. Arch windbraced
close studding. Evidence for coupled-rafter roof (rafters reused in C17
clasped purlin roof).

Listing NGR: TM0078462672

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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