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Coldmartin, Rattlesden

Description: Coldmartin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280877

OS Grid Reference: TL9773658986
OS Grid Coordinates: 597736, 258986
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1936, 0.8916

Location: High 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

TM 95 NE
3/124 Goldmartin
- (formerly listed under High
15.11.54 Street)
House, at one time village workhouse. Mid (or perhaps early) C16. A 3-bay
open hall to left and a storeyed bay to right; a lower extension of C17 to
extreme right. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Concrete plaintiled
roof, hipped and gabletted to left. An axial chimney of C17/C18 red brick.
c19 and C20 casements, some with leaded lights. A lean-to C20 entrance porch
with plaintiled roof; the door is boarded and battened in the C17 manner, but
may be a C20 copy. The open hall has heavy tension-studbraced walling and two
plain open trusses: there is no smoke blackening. Crownpost roof: the posts
are square with slender 2-way braces. The right hand room has unchamfered
floor joists of medieval form. In mid C17 or later an upper floor was
inserted into all 3 bays of the open hall. The right hand block was also
added in C17 and a clasped-purlin system added to the earlier roof. A 3-bay
open hall is a rare occurrence in Suffolk, normally associated with
guildhalls; but a guildhall is known to have occupied another site in the

Listing NGR: TL9773658986

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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