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Description: Church Cottages
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282300
OS Grid Reference: TM2991184237
OS Grid Coordinates: 629911, 284237
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4078, 1.3788
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SOUTH ELMHAM ST. CROSS
TM 28 SE
3/40 Church Cottages
House, formerly divided into 2 cottages. Part late C16, part later C17. 1½
storeys; 2-cell form, with extensions on the north. Timber-framed and
plastered with clay pantiles; frame in 4 bays with a 5th bay added. An
internal chimney-stack with a plain rebuilt red brick shaft. All the windows
on the front are plain late C20 casements. A C20 enclosed porch with a
shallow-pitched roof; a sunporch added on its south side. There is great
variation in the framing inside and a considerable amount of C20 repair and
replacement. The 2 bays to the south of the stack are the earliest: on the
ground floor, an exposed timber ceiling with wide, flat, unchamfered joists
and a main beam with curved, slightly stepped stops (cf. 1 & 2 School Cottage,
Item 3/48). A large plain fireplace lintel. On the upper floor, the former
open truss with a later studded partition wall has a cambered tie-beam
supported by arched braces. The roof is inaccessible, but the tie-beam has
peg-holes for queen-posts. One upper fireplace with plain lintel. Newel
stair by the stack. To the north of the stack, the ceiling timbers have been
replaced and the framing is of later date.
Listing NGR: TM2991184237
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Source: English Heritage
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