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Chapel House, Botesdale

Description: Chapel House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280752

OS Grid Reference: TM0486775876
OS Grid Coordinates: 604867, 275876
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3427, 1.0061

Location: The Street, Botesdale, Suffolk IP22 1BU

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

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Listing Text

TM 0475
6/31 Chapel House

House, built as accommodation for adjacent Grammar School founded by Sir N.
Bacon in 1576; on earlier foundations, possibly those of late C14 or early C15
chantry chapel, see St. Botolph's Chapel (q.v.); converted and altered late
C19. Timber frame, rendered with red brick end wall and later red brick
casing to rear. Steeply pitched machine tiled roof continuous with that of
St. Botolph's Chapel. 7 bay, 3 cell plan probably with a lobby entry
orignally. Tall 2 storeys and attic with cellar. In cross entry position
steps up to a boarded architraved door with shaped brackets to hood, flanking
cellar windows, offset plinth, to left 2 transomed 4-light part opening metal
frame casements with hoodboards. First floor has similar smaller casements,
at eaves projecting timbers to right and centre with mortices for oblong and
diamond mullions suggesting oriel windows of 5 and 7-lights. Axial ridge
stack to left of centre with a C19 cross axial addition, original internal
axial stack to right is part of English bond gable end wall with 2 recesses in
attic, C19 rebuilding towards head. To rear 3 and 4-light casements in brick
casing, two 3-light gabled dormers, boarded cross entry door and half glazed
lobby entry door in C20 porches. Interior: early red brick in cellar with
splayed window embrasure, ground floor chamfered door jambs into service end
with an early 3-panelled door, large plain binding beams to high ceilings,
C18 panelling in hall, stop chamfered fireplace bressumer in parlour, early
C19 stair with slat balusters in front of stack. First floor stop chamfered
doorways from stairs to chambers, arched braces to tie beams, stop chambered
cross axial binding beams, double butt purlin roof with cranked windbraces to
upper purlins, collars to principals.

Listing NGR: TM0486775876

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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