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Honister House, Botesdale

Description: Honister House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280730

OS Grid Reference: TM0479275877
OS Grid Coordinates: 604792, 275877
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3427, 1.0050

Location: The Street, Botesdale, Suffolk IP22 1BS

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

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Listing Text

TM 0475
6/9 Honister House (formerly
29.7.55 listed as Premises
occupied by Chilvers
(Drapery Stores))
House, formerly 2 dwellings with a brush factory. Mid C17 with C16 origins,
altered c.1830, extended later C19. Timber frame, plastered, some
weatherboarding. Steeply pitched pantiled roofs. 2 cell, 3 bay, 2 storey and
attic main block; 2 bay, 2 storey section to right has earlier origins, C19
former factory additions to far right. Main block has a central entrance,
early C19 vertically panelled door with a pointed arched head, plain surround,
elaborate doorhead in a loosely Tudor style, pendant drops, jewel lozenges,
pulvinated frieze and dentillations to a cyma cornice. Flanking early C19 3-
light cavetto mullion and transom glazing bar casements with hoodmoulds, three
2-light gabled dormers, external white brick end stacks, that to left as part
of Drapery Stores (q.v.), that to right with a rebuilt cap. Lower 2 bays to
right have an entrance in a C20 porch to right, glazing bar casements, moulded
coved eaves, rebuilt cross axial ridge stack to right of centre. Former
factory to right is as a 2 bay 2 storey house with a shallower roof pitch,
central boarded door, glazing bar casements, top hung on first floor. Right
end lean-to with a former coach-house beyond with segmental headed double
doors. To rear from main range a central 2 storey lean-to with a first floor
leaded cross casement, 1 storey lean-to to right; behind lower build a 1
storey and attic part brick gabled bay projects; C19 addition has 2 external
stacks and beaded weatherboarding to rear. Interior: early C19 slung dogleg
staircase with slat balusters, bar and indent ogee stop chamfered cross axial
binding beams, butt purlin roof with tension windbracing, in lower section an
edge halved scarf joint, frame largely concealed.

Listing NGR: TM0479275877

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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