Description: 72 and 74, High Street
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281539
OS Grid Reference: TM1748763051
OS Grid Coordinates: 617487, 263051
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2227, 1.1828
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DEBENHAM HIGH STREET (west side)
TM 16 SE
6/115 Nos.72 & 74
Originally one house, at one time an inn; now 2 dwellings. A C16 3-cell
house, extended to left in mid C17 forming a single long range. Timber
framed, roughcast-rendered, pantiled roof. 2 storeys. 4 windows, mainly 2
and 3-light casements with a single horizontal glazing bar to each light.
No.72 has a semi-glazed 4-panel door, No.74 a mid C20 glazed door in the
cross-entry of the original range. To extreme left, C20 shop windows and
recessed doorway. 2 internal stacks. 1 1/2-storey garage addition on left gable
end. Interior. C16 work within No.74 has widely-spaced heavy studding. In
hall chamber, evidence for central arched-braced tie beam at front but not at
rear, suggesting alteration or possible incorporation of earlier work.
Irregular joists at service end, more substantial joists in cross-passage.
C17 work has exposed first floor studding. Clasped purlin roof, the earlier
section with arched wind bracing. No.72, not examined during re-survey,
contains a newel stair with good carved newel post (information from Mr T.
Easton, Bedfield Hall).
Listing NGR: TM1748763051
Source: English Heritage
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