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Guildhall, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: Guildhall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281812

OS Grid Reference: TL9998671201
OS Grid Coordinates: 599986, 271201
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3025, 0.9317

Location: The Street, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AZ

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

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Listing Text


3/67 Nos. 1,2 & 3 Guildhall
15/11/54 (formerly listed as Guildhall,
Church Street)


A row of 3 cottages, formerly 4, but originally a single building. C16.
Timber-framed and weatherboarded; plaintiled roof, hipped on left, gabled on
right. 2 storeys: 6 bays. 2 internal red brick chimney-stacks, one C16 with
4 attached rectangular shafts set diagonally on a rectangular base, the other
later with a high plain square shaft: both appear from inside to be
insertions. Various 2-light and 3-light C20 casement windows, some small-
paned; 4 plank doors, irregularly spaced. A fire insurance sign on the upper
front wall. High quality very heavy timberwork inside: exposed ground-floor
ceilings have main beams with 3"-4" chamfers and triangle stops; wide closely-
spaced unchamfered joists. At the west end (part of No.1) one bay has the
remains of a characteristic service-end arrangement, with evidence for
doorways, dividing partition, and the slide for a blocked window on the rear
wall. Exposed studding also in this one bay, the studs very closely-spaced.
On the upper floor, tie-beams without braces, roof with principal rafters.
This is a puzzling building said on documentary evidence to be a rebuilding on
the site of the former parish guildhall, but, from the quality of the
structure, more likely to be a conversion of the Guildhall building itself.

Listing NGR: TL9998671201

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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