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Chestnut Cottage, St Margaret, South Elmham

Description: Chestnut Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282331

OS Grid Reference: TM3177683653
OS Grid Coordinates: 631776, 283653
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4018, 1.4058

Location: The Street, St Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk IP20 0PJ

Locality: St Margaret, South Elmham
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0PJ

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/71 Chestnut Cottage

- II

Former farmhouse. C16 and mid C17. 2 storeys, part with attic; 3-cell form.
Timber-framed and rendered; black glazed pantiles. An internal chimney-stack
with a plain red brick shaft. Old casement windows with pintle hinges: 3 3-
light and one small 2-light window to the upper floor, 3 3-light with transome
to the ground floor. 2 C20 plank doors under a lean-to pantiled roof. The
frame falls into 2, possibly 3, separate sections: later alterations to the
layout. The 2 central bays have only the main beam exposed. To the right of
the stack, the parlour has plain unchamfered joists and a main beam with very
widely cut ovolo-moulding and damaged leaf-stops. Very small main posts, but
the ceiling is not apparently inserted. Plain timber lintel to fireplace. In
the room above the parlour, an original upper ceiling with the same moulding;
fireplace with brick arch, decorated with plaster rustication; arched braces
to long and side walls; the roof above this section in 2 bays: clasped purlins
and arched windbraces, one to each bay, sloping towards the stack. At the
extreme left, a C17 addition has reused timbers, primary braces and bisected
studs; chamfered main beam with scroll-stop and groove,and unchamfered joists.

Listing NGR: TM3177683653

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Source: English Heritage

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