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Croft Cottages The Cottage, Wattisfield

Description: Croft Cottages The Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281858

OS Grid Reference: TM0098674235
OS Grid Coordinates: 600986, 274235
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3294, 0.9482

Location: The Street, Wattisfield, Suffolk IP22 1HL

Locality: Wattisfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1HL

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Listing Text


3/113 No.1 Croft Cottages &
The Cottage


House, divided into 2. Early C17, with indications of an earlier core.
Timber-framed and rendered; colour-washed brick laid in rat trap bond to left
gable end; thatched roof with decorated ridge, half-hipped on left; an
internal chimney-stack with a plain shaft of old red brick, and an external
stack with rendered shaft on the right gable end. 2 storeys and attics; 3-
cell form. 2-light small-paned C20 casement windows and plank door. A small
single-storey extension, rendered, with roman tiles, projects from the left
end of the front: this was the former parish Reading Room. No.l occupies
2/3rds of the range, with a 2-cell division inside. To the left of the stack,
2 bays with evidence of alterations: a tie-beam has been removed; housings for
a 4-light diamond-mullioned window on the upper front wall; joists of ceiling
to ground floor resting on clamps, so possibly inserted. The large main beam
has a chamfer with lamb's tongue stop and bar. To the right of stack, end
wall exposed: good studding, long arched braces. Open fireplace with plain
timber lintel to ground floor left, and a small upper fireplace. Attic to
left of stack with poor clasped purlin roof which may be a replacement. The
fill occupies the 3rd cell of the range: one 2-light window to the upper
floor and one 3-light to the ground floor, both c.1980 casements with arched
heads to lights. A single-storey lean-to on the gable end contains the C20
plank entrance door. Interior with good close-studding. In the partition
wall a blocked 4-centred doorway with arched spandrels; ground floor ceiling
with heavy unchamfered joists and a chamfered main beam with cut-off stops and
small solid supporting braces. The gable-end fireplace has a plain cambered
lintel with chamfer and cut-off stops to match the main beam. Beside it, the
remains of a 3-light diamond-mullioned window, and evidence for another in the
room above. Only rafters exposed in the attic.

Listing NGR: TM0098674235

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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