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Ivy Cottage, St Mary, South Elmham Otherwise Homersfield

Description: Ivy Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282277

OS Grid Reference: TM2842785580
OS Grid Coordinates: 628427, 285580
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4205, 1.3579

Locality: St Mary, South Elmham Otherwise Homersfield
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0ET

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Listing Text

TM 28 NE
1/17 No.82 (Ivy Cottage) and
- No.83


A pair of cottages. Late C17/early C18, with older core to part. 1½ storeys.
Timber-framed; old render with the remains of lined panels. Thatch. An
internal chimney-stack, which marks the division between the 2 cottages, with
2 diagonally-set square shafts linked by broaches to the rectangular base. 4
window range: old 3-light casement windows with pintle hinges, those on the
ground floor with transomes. 2 slightly recessed plank doors in plain
surrounds. A later end stack on the right, set within the frame. No.82, in 2
bays, has an exposed ceiling on the ground floor: joists unchamfered and set
flat, main beam deep and narrow. Part of the front wallplate has mortices for
earlier studding. This seems to be a fragment of an earlier building. Inside
No.83 only main beams visible on the ground floor; an original part:ition wall
has been moved. On the upper floor of both cottages widely-spaced studding,
cambered tie-beams,and some reused timbers. The light-weight roof has 2 rows
of butt purlins; in the end bay there are straight braces behind the purlins
bisecting the common rafters. (Cf. Yeoman's Farmhouse, St. Lawrence

Listing NGR: TM2842785580

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Source: English Heritage

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