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River Cottage, Debenham

Description: River Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281479

OS Grid Reference: TM1728963571
OS Grid Coordinates: 617289, 263571
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2274, 1.1802

Location: Chancery Lane, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6PH

Locality: Debenham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6PH

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Listing Text

TM 16 SE
6/55 No.16 (River Cottage) &
- No.18

Originally one house, now 2. First half of C17 with mid C19 facade. Timber
framed and rendered, the facade lined to imitate ashlar. Slated roof. 3-cell
form. 2 storeys and attic. A-range of 3 small-paned sash windows. Doorway
in cross-entry position: C19 6-panel door (upper 2 panels glazed), open porch
with entablature, on slender tapering timber columns. Internal stack with
plain axial shaft. Later stack against left gable end. Doorway to No.16 in
right gable end: C19 6-panel door with open timber porch on square posts. 1 1/2-
storey pantiled wing to rear: 2 sash windows with glazing bars facing Chancery
Lane; internal stack. Interior. Most of structure is concealed. No.16 under
renovation at time of survey (July 1987): some widely-spaced first floor
studding, corner posts with deep jowls. Newel stairs. Rear addition to No.16
(now within later lean-to) has window with C17 diamond-leaded glass. Rear
wall of No.16 has some original panels of stippled plasterwork preserved
within roof of lean-to; some more elaborate C17 pargetted designs are said to
be concealed at rear of No.18. Roof pitch altered C19 although original
structure probably intact.

Listing NGR: TM1728963571

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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