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The Lawn, Walsham-le-Willows

Description: The Lawn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281831

OS Grid Reference: TL9908071144
OS Grid Coordinates: 599080, 271144
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3023, 0.9184

Location: Ixworth Road, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk IP31 3AW

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

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Listing Text


2/86 The Lawn


House. Mainly C18 and C19, with an early C17 core. Timber-framed and
rendered front, formerly with applied mock-timbering; facing and extensions in
early C19 white brick to rear; plaintiles. 2 storeys and attics; complex
form, with 2 wings of different dates projecting from the front, both with
pierced and fluted barge-boards and spike finials; the left wing is a cross-
wing projecting also to the rear; it has an overhanging tie-beam supported by
brackets on the front. An external stack of old red brick on the left gable
has 2 high barrel shafts moulded at cap and base; a similar stack on the right
gable has 4 barrel shafts with moulded caps and bases. Beyond it, a 2-storey
C19 extension with coloured brick on the ground floor and render above; panels
of pargetting on the gable end; black glazed pantiles. The main range between
the wings is high, and may have been raised, but all framing is concealed
inside. Old casement windows to front, most 3-light with transomes and
horizontal glazing-bars; some 2-light. An enclosed gabled porch with entrance
door has pierced and fluted bargeboards and finial matching the gables.
Garden front with 2 wide full-height canted bays with conical roofs and 3 sash
windows to each storey, 6-pane above, 12-pane below. To the left, a wide
rectangular flat-roofed bay has deep small-paned sash windows and glazed
French doors with a traceried oblong fanlight: 2 6-pane sash windows above,
and another over the entrance door between the bays: half-glazed recessed door
with fanlight and timber surround in semi-circular arched opening. Most of
interior reflects the early C19 phase of the house, but the left cross-wing
has a C17 core: one ground floor room has an ovolo-moulded main beam with
scroll stops. C18 roof over the main range: 2 rows of stepped butt purlins,
rafters on edge, ridge-piece with applied saddles.

Listing NGR: TL9908071144

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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