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Lilac House, Elmswell

Description: Lilac House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281135

OS Grid Reference: TL9900163680
OS Grid Coordinates: 599001, 263680
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2353, 0.9129

Location: Cooks Road, Elmswell, Suffolk IP30 9BT

Locality: Elmswell
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9BT

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Listing Text


5/32 Lilac House

-- II

House, early C17 with fragmentary medieval core. 2 storeys and attics. 3-
cell lobby-entrance plan. Timber-framed and roughcast: the parlour block to
right has an oversailing gable tiebeam with delicately carved console brackets
beneath. Concrete plaintiled roof. An axial early C17 chimney of red brick:
sawtooth shaft and plinth with ovolo-moulded cornice. 3-light C19 casements
at 1st storey and small-pane sashes with sidelights below. Mid C19 4-panelled.
entrance door, the upper panels glazed. Interior: The C17 parlour block to
right was added to an earlier building of which only the walling remains: this
shows smoke-blackening and appears to have comprised an open hall of C15 or
early C16 which must have had additional cells at left or right, or both:
heavy arch-windbraced studding. The walls were raised and a floor inserted
with good chamfered joists in late C16 or c.1600. C17 windbraced clasped-
purlin roof throughout. A large lean-to outshut of late C18 or early C19 to

Listing NGR: TL9900163680

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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