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The Old Rectory, Woolpit

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280918

OS Grid Reference: TL9749162555
OS Grid Coordinates: 597491, 262555
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2258, 0.8901

Location: Rectory Lane, Woolpit, Suffolk IP30 9QP

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

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Listing Text

TL 9762
5/165 The Old Rectory
- II
Former rectory. Early C16. Alterations of late C19 and c.1914. A 3-cell
open hall house of half-H plan form, with numerous additions to side and rear.
The 2-bay hall range of one storey and attics, the two-storey cross-wing each
of 3 bays. Timber-framed, encased at front and side in C19 gault brick.
Plaintiled roofs: three gabled casement dormers to hall range. C19 chimneys
of gault brick with diagonally-set square shafts and heavy caps. Mainly early
C20 casements with leaded lights, a C19 small-paned sash in the parlour. Pair
of half-glazed C19 entrance doors with gabled porch. Interior much remodelled
in C19. Both cross-wings have small areas of heavy close-studding exposed and
arch-braced cambered tiebeams at open trusses. The left hand cross-wing has a
complete crownpost roof: square post at open truss with thick 4-way braces.
The roof over the hall has been altered, but has no smoke blackening although
appearing to be original. This suggests a late-medieval date. Roof of right
hand wing not examined. An inserted first floor in the hall has C17 ovolo-
moulded main beams.

Listing NGR: TL9749162555

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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