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Veldon Cottage, Horham

Description: Veldon Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 May 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 281103

OS Grid Reference: TM2055172343
OS Grid Coordinates: 620551, 272343
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3049, 1.2336

Location: B1117, Horham, Suffolk IP21 5DY

Locality: Horham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5DY

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Listing Text

TM 27 SW
Veldon Cottage
House. Early C16, extended C17, re-roofed C20. Render over timber frame;
gabled pantile roof; brick ridge stack. 2 storeys, 4-window range. 3 cell
Plan. Small-paned casement windows of stained timber, inserted c.1987. Gabled
porch in position of original cross-entry, C20 reproduction plank door. Lean-to
addition on north gable end, rendered and with a slated roof; C20 boarded
door. Further small lean-to additions at rear. Interior: Original house had
2-cell, end-chimney plan: substantial, widely-spaced studding; reverse-curved
braces, halved against the inside faces of the wallplates rather than being
morticed into them. Evidence for several diamond-mullioned windows, including
one of 6 lights in the hall. Many first floor timbers have remains of red ochre
decoration. The present stack replaces an original timber chimney within a bay
only 0.6 m wide at the north end. Cross-partition at lower end of hall has 2
intact 4-centre arched service doorways. No corresponding partition at first
floor level. Incomplete original entrance doorway with heavy 2-centred arch.
Hall ceiling has chamfered main beam and plain joists set flat. Service end has
joists of varied quality and a solid-tread stair, possibly original. One-bay
parlour addition to north of stack: exposed first floor studding, ground floor
ceiling with chamfered axial beam and rather irregular plain joists, still set
flat. Included as an important example of a small early C16 dwelling complete
with service doors and other features.

Listing NGR: TM2055172343

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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