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Description: 4, Church Road
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281627
OS Grid Reference: TM1055165719
OS Grid Coordinates: 610551, 265719
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2493, 1.0830
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MENDLESHAM CHURCH ROAD
TM 16 NW
House. C15; cross-wing extended forwards c.1800. Renovated c.1985. A hall
range with projecting cross-wing to right. Timber framed and rendered,
pantiled roof. 1½-storey hall range, 2-storey wing with small attic.
Standard small-paned casement windows and 2 panelled doors, all of 1980's.
One gabled dormer. Internal stack in hall range, at junction with wing. A
further stack of later date in the wing. Interior. 2-bay former open hall
has original coupled-rafter roof. Tie beam of open truss cut away, all
framing concealed. Fine cross-beamed ceiling, inserted in early C16. The
main axial beam is enriched with a series of cavetto and roll mouldings, the
intersecting beams have double cavetto moulding; cavetto-moulded joists with
an undercut roll mould on the soffits. The joists run at right angles in each
adjacent division and have matchboarding between them. Stack inserted into
presumed upper bay of hall; it has sections of unfired brick, an unusual
feature. 3-bay cross-wing: some exposed studding, one open tie beam with a
single thick brace to one wallpost; a second tie beam has been removed. On
the ground floor, some very heavy irregular joists and evidence for an arched
doorway at one bay division. Roof over wing largely renewed 1980's; some
older timbers at rear.
Listing NGR: TM1055165719
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Source: English Heritage
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