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Summerseat, Wickham Skeith

Description: Summerseat

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281741

OS Grid Reference: TM0896869787
OS Grid Coordinates: 608968, 269787
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2865, 1.0624

Location: 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
2/156 Summerseat

House. Late C15/early C16 core with later C17 and possibly early C18 in-line
additions at each end, forming a long 5-cell range. Renovated mid C20.
Timber framed and rendered, thatched roof. 1½ storeys. Various casement
windows, mostly of C20, with diamond-leaded glass. 4 gabled 2-light dormers.
C20 one-storey addition set forward to right has side doorway with plank door.
Internal stack and external stack to right gable end, both with sawtooth-
capped C19 shafts. Full-length pantiled brick lean-to at rear. Interior.
Centre section, part of which was probable open hall, has substantial full-
height studding and remains of 2 diamond-mullioned windows, both apparently
passing through upper floor level. Floor joists set flat, those in the hall
chamfered. C17 additions have square or on-edge oak joists and regular
primary-braced studding. There is evidence to suggest the present stack is an
C18 rebuild, the previous stack probably only heating the hall. Roof timbers
mostly concealed.

Listing NGR: TM0896869787

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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