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Abbey House, Monk Soham

Description: Abbey House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281582

OS Grid Reference: TM2160565516
OS Grid Coordinates: 621605, 265516
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2432, 1.2446

Locality: Monk Soham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 7EN

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Listing Text

TM 26 NW
2/158 Abbey House
- II

House, formerly the rectory. Dated 1846, by S.S. Teulon. Red brick with
white brick dressings and further embellishment in black-brick. Brick dentil
eaves cornice, brick copings to gables. Roof of mid C20 concrete pantiles,
originally plaintiled. 2 storeys and attic. Irregular form. Entrance front
(east), garden front (west) and south front each have a shaped gable with
integral stack. Plain gable to north. Various sash windows with slender
glazing bars; chamfered reveals. East and west fronts each have 2 tripartite
windows, those to ground floor within shallow square bays with hipped roofs.
Lean-to open porch with drop finials; semi-glazed door, probably the original
altered. Opposite doorway to west has 3-centre arched head; the door has 6
narrow panels, the upper 3 glazed. Above is a good 3-centre arched stair
window with Y tracery and a transom; decorative glazing with a pattern of
linked circles. South front has ground floor canted bay with French windows:
this is probably a slightly later addition. To north, a square turret with
pyramidal roof was for W.C.'s. Attic lit by mid C20 flush rooflights; there
was a gabled dormer to east. Contemporary lean-to and enclosed service yard
to north; gateway to east has piers with ball finials. Interior. Well stair
with 2 balusters per tread, each pair alternately twisted and turned. Plans
and specifications for the house are in the Parsonage House Papers (ref. FM1)
at the Suffolk Record Office.

Listing NGR: TM2160565516

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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