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Five Bells Inn, Hessett

Description: Five Bells Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281182

OS Grid Reference: TL9360761790
OS Grid Coordinates: 593607, 261790
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2203, 0.8329

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

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Listing Text


4/79 Five Bells Inn


Public house, C16 and C17 in about 5 phases. One storey and attics. 2 storey
crosswing. Hall range to left, cross-wing at centre, an addition to right.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roofs: two gabled C19 dormers with
small-pane casements. Two axial C17 chimneys of red brick, both with rebuilt
upper shafts. Late C19 or early C20 small-pane casements. 3 early C20 half-
glazed panelled entrance doors with cornices. A complex building with much
alteration before c.1700. The cross-wing is earliest: the front 2 bays have
good close studding and unchamfered floor joists laid flat (mainly concealed),
all late C16 work. Behind, a room has tension-braced studding and mullioned
window evidence, of mid C16 or earlier. A further, lower range to rear of
about 2 bays, late C16 or early C17. The hall was rebuilt during C17 with
butt-purlin roof, but reusing a good mid C16 1st floor structure with a
massive binding beam and floor joists of large section: an open fireplace with
deep cambered lintel. The right hand range was added in C17/C18.

Listing NGR: TL9360761790

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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