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Sexton Cottage, Debenham

Description: Sexton Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281516

OS Grid Reference: TM1740963220
OS Grid Coordinates: 617409, 263220
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2242, 1.1817

Location: B1077, Debenham, Suffolk IP14 6QN

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

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Listing Text

TM 16 SE
6/92 No.39 (Sextons Cottage)
9.12.55 (formerly listed under
Church Row as Cottage
30yds S. of house called
St Mary's)


Former house, now used as church rooms. Circa 1530. Timber framed, mid C20
panelled plasterwork with herringbone pargetting. Right gable end of rendered
C19 brick: a section of the house beyond is missing. Roof plaintiled to front
and pantiled to rear. 2 storeys. Upper floor jettied to front and rear, most
of the rear jetty now underbuilt. Original brackets to front jetty. 2
windows, casements with horizontal glazing bars. Central plank door into
original cross-entry. Gable stack to right. Interior. Service bay and lower
bay of hall survive; upper bay of hall and assumed parlour bay lost. Exposed
studding with evidence for original windows. Hall has heavy plain joists; at
the rear there is original trimming for a stack. Joists in service end
concealed. The front half of the service end was used as a shop. Plain
crown-post roof with 2-way bracing. 'Le Towne House' in 1621 survey,
indicating some public use. For drawing of structure, see Mr T. Easton,
Bedfield Hall.

Listing NGR: TM1740963220

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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