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Church Cottage, Rattlesden

Description: Church Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280859

OS Grid Reference: TL9784759027
OS Grid Coordinates: 597847, 259027
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1940, 0.8933

Location: Lower Road, Bury Saint Edmunds 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
3/106 Church Cottage (formerly
- listed as Old Moat House,
15.11.54 The Butts)
House, mid C15. An open hall house with a crosswing to left; the parlour cell
to right was demolished C19 or earlier. Hall of one storey and attics,
crosswing of 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered with close-studding
exposed. The wing is jettied on 3 sides facing the road and churchyard, with
spur corner posts at two corners, having shallow mouldings to the capitals
(one missing). The underside of the jetty has a plaster coving added perhaps
in C18. Early C17 console brackets at the gable. Plaintiled roofs, the
cross-wing with C19 pierced and fluted bargeboards. An axial chimney, the
shaft rebuilt in C19 red and gault brick. 3-light casements of C18, and two
C20 replacements. Late C18 or early C19 6-panelled door at cross-entry
position (to right is one jamb of the original doorway, with 2-centred
curvature). The cross-wing is in 2 bays, with evidence for wide mullioned
windows at back and front. At the front of the west wall to the churchyard is
a blocked shop window with 4-centred head, and evidence for another adjacent.
Coupled rafter roof. The open hall is in two unequal bays, with a complete
smoke-encrusted roof. Strongly cambered tie beam at the open truss with 4-
centred very heavy archbraces and evidence for pilasters beneath. A cross-
quadrate crownpost with 4-way plank braces, offset from the centre of the
shaft. Plain inserted 1st floor in hall, of late C16/early C17, the binding
beam lodged over the transomes of the original hall window.

Listing NGR: TL9773959041

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Source: English Heritage

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