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Walnut Tree Cottage, Woolpit

Description: Walnut Tree Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280906

OS Grid Reference: TL9745162098
OS Grid Coordinates: 597451, 262098
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2217, 0.8893

Location: Green Road, Woolpit, Suffolk IP30 9RF

Locality: Woolpit
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9RF

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Listing Text

TL 9762
5/153 Walnut Tree Cottage
- II
House; C15 or possibly C14, with major early C17 alterations. An open hall
house with cross-wing to left built in late C16/early C17. One storey with
attics; 2-storey crosswing. Timber-framed, encased in late C19 brick, now
painted. Thatched roof, half-hipped to right. An axial chimney with shaft
rebuilt in C19 gault brick. Two C19 eyebrow dormers with small-pane
casements. Late C19 windows with segmental heads; casements with either small
panes or leaded lights. C19 thatched lean-to entrance porch with C20 panelled
door. Interior: The open hall has exceptionally modest framing and is a rare
survivor of its status: the open truss has a tiebeam with curved chamfered
square-sectioned archbraces. One closed truss at the upper end of the hall
has widely-spaced studding and long slender arch windbraces. There is
evidence for an open-hall window in the rear wall. The right-hand (parlour)
cell has unchamfered 1st floor joists. A chimney was inserted, backing onto
the cross-passage, in late C16 or early C17. A 1st floor was inserted in the
hall, with chamfered joists, in C17 and the roof rebuilt in side-purlin form.
A crosswing was built in late C16/early C17 with chamfered elm floor joists
augmenting reused earlier unchamfered oak joists. Diamond-mullioned window

Listing NGR: TL9745162098

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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