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The Firs, Rattlesden

Description: The Firs

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280837

OS Grid Reference: TL9782059002
OS Grid Coordinates: 597820, 259002
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1938, 0.8929

Location: Lower Street, Rattlesden, Suffolk IP30 0RA

Locality: Rattlesden
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 0RA

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Listing Text

TL 95 NE
3/84 The Firs
House, late C14 or early C15 with rearward extension of c.1600. A 2-bay
service crosswing, 2 storeys high. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched
roof. C19 small-pane casements. A C17/C18 boarded entrance door in east
side. Quite complete framing exposed internally; evidence for a jettied upper
floor facing north, but the entire gable was rebuilt in primary-braced
studding in C17/C18. Widely-spaced original studding. A blocked 2-centred
arched service room doorway and blocked diamond mullioned windows. An open
truss with cambered tie-beam, and square-sectioned slightly curved archbraces.
Roof inaccessible. A single-bay extension to rear has arch studbraced walling
and an original attic; probably c.1600. The house was clearly once attached
to an open hall standing to its right (see following item).

Listing NGR: TL9782359000

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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