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Hobby House, Hoxne

Description: Hobby House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281056

OS Grid Reference: TM1802177189
OS Grid Coordinates: 618021, 277189
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3494, 1.1997

Location: Low Street, Hoxne, Suffolk IP21 5AS

Locality: Hoxne
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5AS

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Listing Text

HOXNE LOW STREET (east side)
TM 17 NE
7/115 Hobby House ( formerly listed as Butcher Shop
(opp. Bridge House)

Shop. Early C19 with early C20 alteration. An unusual example of a
freestanding purpose-built wooden shop, long used as a butcher's premises and
possibly designed for this purpose. Timber framed, originally weatherboarded.
Slated roof. Single storey. Three-quarter engaged columns at angles, with
cornice and pedimented gable; until early C20 this front was open, with a low
wall and iron railings between the present columns. The facade is now boarded
in panels; to each side are square-leaded oval windows with tinted glass and
circular panels of painted glass depicting a bull's head (left) and ram's
head (right). The central 18-paned shop window is a mid C20 addition,
replacing an open counter with removable shutters. The right return wall has
an early C20 door with 2 longitudinal glazed panels and a moulded panel below.
The upper part of this wall has a continuous mullioned opening with a
horizontal grill of small metal bars, probably original. On the left return
wall, an early C20 wooden slatted ventilation opening.

Listing NGR: TM1802177189

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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