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Minsmere House, Debenham

Description: Minsmere House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281509

OS Grid Reference: TM1734763308
OS Grid Coordinates: 617347, 263308
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2251, 1.1809

Location: 1 Little Back Lane, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6QL

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

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Listing Text

TM 16 SE
6/85 No.15A (Minsmere House)
9.12.55 (formerly listed as
Premises adjoining The
Recess on N. side;
Premises 15 yds SE of Oak


House and shop. C16, in 2 phases. Timber framed; plastered upper floor with
remains of old plaster panels. Ground floor underbuilt in colourwashed brick.
Pantiled roof. 2 storeys. 3 shopfronts under continuous fascia: large-paned
shop windows, semi-glazed panelled doors. Upper floor has 4 sash windows with
glazing bars and a casement window to left. At extreme right is a carriage
entrance with boarded doors. Internal stack, set forward of the roof ridge.
Interior. 2 bays to left have some regular heavy studding; closely-spaced
plain joists in ceiling of ground floor with evidence for former jetty to
street. Heavy arched braces to central tie beam. To right a wider range,
probably older, contemporary with carriage entrance. Some exposed framing.
Original structure of carriage entrance largely missing, apparently as the
result of a fire. Remains of a plain crown-post roof. Roof over left section
not examined.

Listing NGR: TM1734763308

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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