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Great House, Felsham

Description: Great House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280800

OS Grid Reference: TL9324156466
OS Grid Coordinates: 593241, 256466
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1726, 0.8245

Location: Cockfield Road, Felsham, Suffolk IP30 0QP

Locality: Felsham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 0QP

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Listing Text

TL 95 NW
2/47 Great House
House, early C17 with fragmentary medieval core. Hall range of one storey
with attics, 2-storey crosswing to right; 2-storey service range to rear.
Timber-framed and plastered with C20 pargetted panels. Plaintiled roofs: the
hall range has two C19 gabled casement dormers. An axial early C17 chimney of
red brick with sawtooth shaft. To right of crosswing is a later C17 external
chimney of red brick. Small-paned late C19 and C20 casements. C20 panelled
half-glazed entrance door. A little framing remains from an open hall of
perhaps C15: a closed truss has rather widely-spaced smoke-blackened studding
and a section of rear wall with arch windbracing. The hall open truss has
only storey-posts remaining: the tie beam is replaced by two large cruck-like
knees up to a collar-beam of C17/C18. An inserted early C17 first floor with
ovolo-moulded main beam and chamfered joists laid flat. The cell to left was
rebuilt as a parlour with similar C17 framing: back-to-back open fireplaces
and moulded door frames. Crosswing to right added in later C17 with floor
joists set on edge. 2-tier side-purlin roof. The rear range of 2 cells also
has plain C17 framing, with a diamond-mullioned window. One chamber has good
complete early C18 panelling with fielded large panels, heavy cornice and
bolection-moulded door architrave. Restored c.1980 after period of

Listing NGR: TL9324156466

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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