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Robins Nest, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: Robins Nest

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281779

OS Grid Reference: TM0002670872
OS Grid Coordinates: 600026, 270872
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2995, 0.9321

Location: The Causeway, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AB

Locality: Walsham-le-Willows
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3AB

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Listing Text


3/34 No.12 (Robins Nest),


A row of 3 estate cottages. Late C19. In rustic style, the most ornate
example of a number of estate cottages built by John Martineau Esq., of The
Lawn. Red brick to ground floor, exposed timber-framing with render to the
upper floor; plaintiles. 2 storeys; complex form. Internal and end chimney-
stacks with rounded shafts, moulded bases, and corbelled caps. Both end
cottages have large jettied cross-wings, each jetty with shaped joist ends and
ornate supporting brackets; carved bargeboards and ornate spike finials to-the
gables; a single storey open timber porch in the angle of the wing and main
range, and an oriel to the upper floor with 5-light casement window. Similar
casements, with a single bar to lights, to all the other windows in the row.
The middle cottage, double fronted, has a large 2-storey gabled porch
projecting from its centre front, with open timbering on the ground floor and
a room with a 5-light slightly coved window above; bargeboards and finial to
match the cross-wings. All 3 cottages have diagonal bracing in the apex of
the gables and Biblical texts carved on bressummers and tie-beams.

Listing NGR: TM0002670872

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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