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Weald House, Mendlesham

Description: Weald House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281648

OS Grid Reference: TM1040765850
OS Grid Coordinates: 610407, 265850
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2506, 1.0810

Location: Old Market Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk IP14 5SA

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

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
7/63 No.16 (Weald House)
29.7.55 (formerly listed as
Premises occupied by
Maclean, Premises
occupied by Mrs R. Ward,
Premises occupied by
T. Finbow, Back Street)

House, latterly 3 cottages. Late C15; parlour end added c.1600, extended to
rear at service end in C17. Heavily restored 1970's. Timber framed, with
exposed studding. Plaintiled roof. A 3-cell house of Wealden form. 2
storeys. Jetties on solid brackets, some renewed; the bressumers have remains
of moulding. Casement windows of 1970's with square-leaded panes. Part of
service room at left corner now forms a semi-enclosed porch, with boarded side
entrance door. Stack has square, vertically-panelled shaft. A similar but
heavier shaft to stack in rear wing. Interior. 2½-bay former open hall, the
extra ½-bay containing the cross-entry. Arched-braced open truss re-
positioned at upper end of hall, the tie beam with peg hole for crown-post.
Roof over entire front range renewed 1970's. Lower end wall of hall has crown
stud and down braces from it; upper end wall incorporates re-used blades of
doorway as studs. In general the studding is much altered. C16 inserted
floor: closely-set chamfered joists. C16 stack in cross-entry: partly rebuilt
hall fireplace with original lintol. Evidence for a front doorway into
service end suggests use as shop. A further ½-bay at upper end of hall is
contemporary with the parlour wing.

Listing NGR: TM1040765850

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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