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The Swan, Wissett

Description: The Swan

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282150

OS Grid Reference: TM3663879339
OS Grid Coordinates: 636638, 279339
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3610, 1.4740

Location: The Street, Wissett, Suffolk IP19 0JG

Locality: Wissett
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 0JG

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Listing Text


5/76 The Swan

- II

Former public house. Late C16, with late C17 alterations. 2 storeys, part
with attic; 2-cell lobby-entrance plan. Timber-framed and rendered with
thatched roof; an internal chimney-stack with a plain rebuilt red brick shaft.
A small lean-to addition at the west end with a separate entrance, and a long
lean-to on the rear wall. On the upper floor, 2 old 3-light casement windows
with horizontal glazing-bars only, and a central 3-light casement window with
Gothic details. 2 3-light casements with transome and pintle hinges to the
ground floor and one similar 2-light window. C20 plank door, with a flat
porch roof above supported by arched brackets. Frame in 5 bays, including a
narrow bay for the chimney-stack stair and entry; framing and ceilings exposed
inside. To the west of the stack the 2 bays are or irregular length, and it
is possible that the house has been shortened. The walls have been raised
slightly and a late C17 butt-purl in roof put on, although no difference in the
eaves line is visible outside. The ground-floor ceiling joists are large,
plain and unchamfered. Part of the rear wall has late C17 replacement
framing. To the east of the stack, the ground floor ceiling has main beam and
joists with chamfer and ogee-stops; blocked original window openings on the
side and rear walls. On the upper floor, the cambered tie-beam has had long
arched braces removed, and an upper ceiling, similar to that below, has been
placed above wallplate level. On the front wall, a blocked original window
with diamond mullions in situ. The roof above in 2 bays corresponding to the
wall-bays, with diminished principals, clasped purlins and windbraces. 2 open
fireplaces with timber lintels on the ground floor, and a small upper
fireplace on the east side with an arched brick surround. Reversed braces in
the gable walls.

Listing NGR: TM3663879339

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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