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The Old Swan, Wickham Skeith

Description: The Old Swan

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281740

OS Grid Reference: TM0902069773
OS Grid Coordinates: 609020, 269773
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2863, 1.0632

Location: The Broadway, Wickham Skeith, Suffolk IP23 8LP

Locality: Wickham Skeith
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8LP

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Listing Text

TM 06 NE
2/155 The Old Swan

House, latterly a public house (closed 1966). C15 core, extended to right in
C17 in 2 phases. C19 re-roofing. Timber framed and plastered, lined in
imitation of ashlar. Shallow-pitched pantiled roof. 3 cells. 2 storeys.
Upper floor has 3 C18 square-leaded casement windows. On ground floor, 2 old
4-light casements and a mid C20 window to left. Mid C20 louvred shutters.
Cross-entry doorway has eared architrave and 6-panel raised and fielded door.
Stack has plain shaft of narrow brick. Attached to left gable end is a C19
one-storey addition: whitewashed brick and glazed black pantiles; one inset
sash window with glazing bars. Behind is a one-storey weatherboarded and
pantiled wing, part with a cellar. Interior. C15 work comprises former open
hall and associated service end. In the hall, a little exposed studding and a
sooted front wallplate c.1.5m below present eaves; rear main post has blocked
mortice for brace to former open truss. Service partition retains one doorway
with 4-centre arched head. At service end, substantial curved braces (partly
concealed) and evidence for original windows; some heavy square joists.
Inserted floor has chamfered main beam, the joists plastered over. In hall
chamber, some studding set against the stack may be the remains of a timber
chimney. C17 parlour cell has regular studding and 2 sizes of plain floor
joists, the later phase extending the earlier floorbeam by means of a scarf
joint. Intact open fireplace on ground floor.

Listing NGR: TM0902069773

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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