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Merryvale House, Ashfield cum Thorpe

Description: Merryvale House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281434

OS Grid Reference: TM2102862494
OS Grid Coordinates: 621028, 262494
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2163, 1.2342

Location: The Street, Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk IP14 6LX

Locality: Ashfield cum Thorpe
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6LX

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Listing Text

TM 26 SW

5/10 Merryvale House
9/12/55 (formerly listed as

- II

Former farmhouse. Early C16 with c.1600 stack and parlour addition to right.
Restored 1930's. Timber framed and rendered. Thatched roof, hipped over
service end to left. 3-cell, cross-entry type. 2 storeys and attic. Various
casement windows of C20. Remains of small upper window of c.1600 below stack.
C20 plank door and gabled porch built of re-used timbers, the 2-centred
entrance arch a former medieval doorway; these timbers are said to come from a
house at Easton. Stack has original axial shaft. Later gable stack to left.
Interior. Some exposed studding; reverse-curved braces to earlier phase.
Incomplete diamond-mullioned window in hall chamber. One 4-centre arched
service doorway, now blocked, and evidence for the other. Hall ceiling has
very heavy plain joists, only partly exposed; the bridging beam had a shafted
soffit and was knee-braced to the wallposts. Arched-braced cambered tie beam
over hall chamber. Roof was of coupled-rafter form, still intact over upper
bay of hall where it is sooted. Remainder of roof, unsooted, is largely
rebuilt. Timbers in upper bay of hall chamber are also sooted, suggesting an
original timber flue extending only to first floor level. Parlour end has
contemporary upper ceiling and clasped purlin roof. Intact parlour chamber
fireplace. 2 small C17 cupboards to side of hall fireplace.

Listing NGR: TM2102862494

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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