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Church Cottage, Elmswell

Description: Church Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281136

OS Grid Reference: TL9836863683
OS Grid Coordinates: 598368, 263683
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2356, 0.9036

Location: School Road, Elmswell, Suffolk IP30 9DZ

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

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Listing Text


5/33 Church Cottage

-- II

House, mid C16. One storey and attics. 3-cell cross-entry plan. Timber-
framed and plastered. Pantiled roof, once thatched: gabled C20 casement
dormers. An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C20 red brick. Mid C20
casements. A C16 ogee moulded mullioned window is exposed and glazed, and
another of early C17 ovolo-mullioned type in the parlour. A C20 half-glazed
panelled door on the garden side at cross-entry position. C20 gabled entrance
porch at lobby-entrance position with panelled door. Interior: Typical modest
but heavy mid C16 framing throughout. Unchamfered square-sectioned floor
joists. A pair of 4-centred arched service room doorways (one restored).
Clasped purlin roof; windbracing at gable only. Central over the hall is a
heavy collarbeam truss, in place of a tie beam. Evidence for a timber-framed
chimney on the site of the present one, which is of c.1600 with back-to-back
lintelled fireplaces. Restored c.1980 after a period of dereliction, when the
service cell was rebuilt and other alterations made.

Listing NGR: TL9836863683

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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