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Four Ashes, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: Four Ashes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281801

OS Grid Reference: TM0026670690
OS Grid Coordinates: 600266, 270690
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2978, 0.9355

Location: Palmer Street, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3BZ

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

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Listing Text


3/56 'Four Ashes'


House. C16. Timber-framed and roughcast-rendered; roman tiles. 2 storeys;
3-cell plan. An internal chimney-stack with a plain shaft of old red bricks.
4 plain 2-light casement windows to the upper floor; 2 3-light and 2 2-light
standard windows to ground floor, all mid C20. C20 plank door and open gabled
brick porch. A single-storey rendered lean-to extension on the left gable
end. Frame in 4 bays with cross-entry. The central 2-bay ground floor room
has a main beam with 3" chamfer and triangle stops. The chimney-stack, with 2
back-to-back hearths, intrudes into one bay of this room, and since there is
no chimney-bay seems likely to be secondary. The gable end wall of the
parlour (on left) has been removed to extend into the lean-to. In the room
above, good exposed studding, tension bracing and blocked original diamond-
mullioned windows. There is no evidence of original partitioning on the upper
floor: the 3 cambered tie-beams have the remains of arched braces and the
bases of plain square crown-posts are visible below the upper ceilings. No
smoke-blackening visible; the remainder of the roof inaccessible. An earlier
stack may have been on the central part of the rear wall, where no studding
can be seen.

Listing NGR: TM0026670690

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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