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Townhouse, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: Townhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281794

OS Grid Reference: TM0080871203
OS Grid Coordinates: 600808, 271203
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3022, 0.9438

Location: Townhouse Road, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3BQ

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

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Listing Text


3/49 Townhouse


House, formerly divided into tenements for the occupation of the parish poor.
Late C15. Timber-framed and rendered; comb pargetting; pantiles. One storey
and attics; basic 3-cell plan. One internal and 2 end chimney-stacks, all
with rebuilt red brick shafts. 2 gabled dormers with plain bargeboards and 2-
light single bar casement windows. 3 windows to ground floor, all different:
2 2-light and one 3-light casement type, one having transome and pintle
hinges. Plain entrance door in the original cross-entry position, with a
corresponding door in the rear wall. A small single-storey extension on the
right in matching materials. Frame in 4 bays formerly with a 2-bay open hall.
The internal chimney-stack has been inserted into the lower bay, up against
the open truss, which has a cambered tie-beam and arched braces. In the
soffit of the rear wallplate are diamond-mullion housings for a 5-light hall
window. The main beam of the ceiling inserted into the hall is chamfered with
step stops, and the joists, similarly treated, are set flat. Large plain
timber lintel to the single hearth. Framing plain, with replacements; an
edge-halved and bladed scarf joint in one wallplate. Rafters all covered, but
no evidence for other than a rafter roof.

Listing NGR: TM0080871203

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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