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Weaver House and Number 2, Woolpit

Description: Weaver House and Number 2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280932

OS Grid Reference: TL9731562476
OS Grid Coordinates: 597315, 262476
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2251, 0.8875

Location: 2 The Street, Woolpit, Suffolk IP30 9SA

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

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Listing Text

TL 9762
5/179 Weaver House and No.2
(formerly listed as '
- Premises on North East side
of The Street, 70 yards North
West of Swan Hotel)
Two houses, built as one. Probably late C15: an urban house of high quality:
mid C16 remodelling, when the central hall was rebuilt. 2 storeys and attics.
3-cell plan. 4 windows. Timber-framed and plastered, the framing fully
exposed with plaster infill panels. Close-studding without external
windbracing; the first floor entirely jettied to The Street and to Mason's
Lane. Curved knees of varying thicknesses beneath the jetty, some carved
integrally with the post - an unusual feature in Suffolk. Simply-moulded
bressumers. At the corner of Mason's Lane is a spur corner post with a
moulded and embattled capital. Plaintiled roof with 3 gabled dormers of
C17/C18 with C20 casements. Axial C16 or C17 chimney of red brick. 3-light
C18 casements. Two boarded and battened C20 entrance doors. A garage door
occupies the ground storey walling of the left hand cell. To rear right the
roof is hipped and gabletted, and there is evidence that this was a full
crosswing until the main roof was rebuilt and the gable introduced in C17.
Also evidence for shop windows beneath the jetty at the right-hand gable. At
Weaver House are two very faded black-letter inscriptions of mid C16 type,
placed above fireplaces on plasterwork, and each surrounded by a decorative
frieze. One has a devotional text which alludes to the book of Philippians,
the other is barely legible. (Proc. Suff. Inst. Arch: Leslie Dow, F.S.A.,

Listing NGR: TL9731562476

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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