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Dolphin House, Mendlesham

Description: Dolphin House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281631

OS Grid Reference: TM1046965792
OS Grid Coordinates: 610469, 265792
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2500, 1.0819

Locality: Mendlesham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5RX

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
7/46 No.9 (Dolphin House) &
29.7.55 Nos. 11-15 (odd)
(formerly _ listed as Elm
House, 3 houses adjoining
Elm House)

Originally one or 2 dwellings, now 4. A long C16 range fronting the street
with early C17 2-cell cross-wing projecting to left. Timber framed and
plastered; main range has much old panelled plasterwork with pargetted
infilling. Plaintiled roof. Original carved console brackets at foot of
gable of wing. 2 storeys, attics in cross-wing. Main range is jettied to
street. Various casement windows, some old, 2 at first floor with diamond and
square-leaded panes. Nos. 11 and 13 have mainly mid C20 windows, No.ll with a
canted ground floor bay. Gable end of wing (No.9) has 6-panel raised and
fielded door and blocked narrow segmental fanlight; 2 flanking sash windows
with glazing bars. Over the whole is a frieze and dentil cornice, bracketed
each side of the doorway. Boarded door to No.11, C16-C17 plank door to No.13,
plank door to No.15. Main range has 2 internal stacks with rendered shafts,
the cross-wing an internal stack with red brick shaft. Interior. Good intact
cross-wing: concealed studding and joists, ovolo floorbeams in ceilings of
lower rooms, roof with 2 tiers of butt purlins and one-way curved wind
bracing. Oak newel stair: original doors to upper flight and to cupboard
under lower flight. Roof over left end of main range (part of No.9) is a
later reconstruction. Interiors of Nos.11-15 not examined.

Listing NGR: TM1046965792

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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