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The Greyhound Public House, Botesdale

Description: The Greyhound Public House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280734

OS Grid Reference: TM0475775815
OS Grid Coordinates: 604757, 275815
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3422, 1.0044

Location: 6 The Street, 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
- The Greyhound Public House
Inn. Late C15, floor and stack inserted, part rebuilt and extended c.1600;
refronted, part rebuilt and extended mid C19. Timber frame, plastered, part
cased in red and white brick with some clay lump, weatherboarding and Fletton
brick. Plaintiled and black glazed pantiled roofs with red pantiles to rear.
Originally a large 2 bay open hall with an upper cross wing, stack inserted in
hall lower bay, cross wing remodelled in series with hall. A 3 or 4 bay
separate service range to rear is linked by rebuilding of presumed original
service bay to form a large L on plan with further outbuildings attached to
rear. Now all 2 storeys. Hall and upper end to right refronted with 5
windows, banded and panelled red and white brick, a half glazed door to left
in original cross entry position, 3-light glazing bar casements all with
hoodmoulds. Early inserted stack to left of centre with a C19 oversailing
cap. Right end plastered with a rebuilt extruded stack. Rebuilt service end
to left has a large projecting C19 Gothic bay window on ground floor, 3:2:3
lights, central entrance replaced, moulded capped shafts with pointed arched
glazing, panelled pilasters, entablature. First floor smaller projecting
rectangular bay window with a C19 architraved tripartite sash, outer
rusticated pilaster strips, modillioned eaves cornice. Fletton brick left
gable end with an extruded stack. Main range to rear has a catslide roof over
an early lean-to outshut. Extending to rear left is lower 2 storey service
range of c.1600, scattered casements, first floor weatherboarding to former
projecting gallery over open ground floor, 2 cross axial stacks towards rear
with C19 oversailing caps; a further bay added to rear in C19. Returning at
right angles to enclose service yard is a converted C19 coach-house, 3 bays, 2
storeys, C20 garage doors, 3 first floor architraved sashes. Hipped roof.
Right end flint and weatherboarding, Fletton brick casing to rear. Interior:
frame largely concealed, hall upper bay has inserted ceiling with cyma and
double roll moulded beams crossed to form 6 panels, behind this bay a reset
double brattished beam, mortices for partition to former cross wing which
extended further to rear, an arched brace to a stop chamfered binding beam in
secondary rear wall, rebate for a door, to front a rebated post. First floor
arched braces to stop chamfered cambered tie beams. Hall has a crown post
roof, large cross-quadrate post with offsets to square base, no capital, 4-way
segmental pointed arched braces, smoke blackened rafters, roof rebuilt in
lower bay. Parlour roof rebuilt with double butt purlins, cambered collars to
principals. Service range has a stop chamfered cross axial binding beam,
arched braces to a cambered tie beam, side purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TM0475775815

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Source: English Heritage

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