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Pipers Cottage, Hessett

Description: Pipers Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281177

OS Grid Reference: TL9363661647
OS Grid Coordinates: 593636, 261647
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2190, 0.8333

Location: The Street, Hessett, Suffolk IP30 9AZ

Locality: Hessett
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9AZ

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Listing Text


4/74 Pipers Cottage

House, early or mid C16; remodelled mid C20. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-entry
plan. Timber-framed and plastered. Concrete plaintiled roof, formerly
thatched: an axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt C20 in narrow buff bricks. Mid
C20 casements. Mid C20 battened and boarded door at cross-entry position:
gabled porch on posts. Interior: A submedieval house of unusual form, in 4
bays. Both end bays have heavy medieval floor joists, but the 1st floor over
the hall has regular unchamfered 1st floor joists of mid or late C16
appearance and may have been inserted. The left-hand bay has had an
archbraced open truss dividing it from the adjacent bay at 1st storey. A
chimney stack with very large cambered lintel backs onto the cross-entry.
Complete coupled-rafter roof, half-hipped at both ends until C17. The house
was either of "croglofft" form when built, with a single-bay open hall and an
open sleeping loft adjacent to left, or of more advanced form where a 2-bay
chamber extends over both hall and parlour.

Listing NGR: TL9363661647

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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