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Number 1 and Adjoining Premises, Botesdale

Description: Number 1 and Adjoining Premises

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280727

OS Grid Reference: TM0474875849
OS Grid Coordinates: 604748, 275849
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3425, 1.0043

Location: Back Hills, Botesdale, Suffolk IP22 1BT

Locality: Botesdale
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1BT

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Listing Text

TM 0475
6/6 No 1 and adjoining
29.7.55 Premises (formerly listed
as Premises occupied by
C.W. Ray (Saddler),
Premises occupied by
W. Bullock (Carpenter) and
Premises adjoining those
occupied by W. Bullock)
House, latterly 3 dwellings and shops, now 2 dwellings. Late C15 or early
C16, remodelled and extended 1637, date formerly in a pargetted panel;
extended early C18 and C19, altered C20. Timber frame, plastered. Brick and
clay lump repair and additions. Steeply pitched pantiled roofs. Originally
probably 3 cells, possibly with an open hall or all storeyed with a smoke bay,
a double jettied 2 bay upper cross wing to left; unit house or service
additions to right, C18 additions to rear. All 2 storeys. Ground floor: main
range has entrance to left of centre in probable cross entry position, a C19
half glazed door with traceried glazing, reeded doorcase with lozenges in
frieze; to left or hall an architraved 16-pane sash; parlour to far left has a
boarded door and an architraved fixed 12-light former shop window, original
corner post with 3 roll moulds, C17 brackets to jetty, storey heights in
crosswing possibly altered in C17; added bays to right have C20 casements and
a door. First floor: 2 and 3-light glazing bar casements over entrance and
hall, boxed eaves, over parlour a 3:2 light architraved sash, brackets to
exposed plates, bargeboards, slightly taller ridge on cross wing. Main cross
axial ridge stack in original smoke bay to left of main range between hall and
parlour has 3 conjoined diagonally set shafts. Right end internal stack with
rebuilt capping. Left return 18 pane part opening former shop window, 2-light
glazing bar casements, irregular C17 brackets of thin scantling to jetty.
Main range to rear has lower eaves, a C20 lean-to and a first floor part
opening, part leaded cross casement. Behind hall and stack is early C18
gabled stair bay. Interior: frame much altered in C17 and subsequently,
traces of close studding, cross axial binding beams, an arched brace to
binding beam in parlour; hall chamber cambered tie beam with rebated soffit,
mortice for crown post, entirely reroofed in C17 with one unblackened closed
truss crown post surviving at upper end of hall chamber. Hall has a late C18
Neo-classical fireplace taken from Redgrave Hall (demolished) with caryatids,
musical symbols. Early C18 dogleg staircase with pierced S-shaped balusters,
capped newel posts, archway on first floor landing. Cellar of flint with some
ashlar. Frame concealed in adjoining dwelling. Attached to rear of parlour
cross wing are C18 brick and clay lump 1 storey outbuildings, part
whitewashed, blocked and altered openings, reroofed to rear, a ridge stack
towards front with a reuilt cap, brick rear gable end.

Listing NGR: TM0474875849

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Source: English Heritage

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