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Post Office Stores Thimble Cottage, St Margaret, South Elmham

Description: Post Office Stores Thimble Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282332

OS Grid Reference: TM3187383675
OS Grid Coordinates: 631873, 283675
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4019, 1.4072

Location: 1 Greenside, The Green IP20 0PN

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

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/72 Post Office Stores &
- Thimble Cottage


A pair of cottages, with a shop to part of the northern half. C17 core,
altered and-extended to form cottages in late C18/early C19. 1 storey and
attics. Timber-framed and rendered; clay pantiles. An internal chimney-
stack, with a large plain red brick shaft, is set between the 2 cottages. 4
gabled dormers with 2-light casement windows, 3 with transomes. Various
ground floor windows: 3-light with transomes to Thimble Cottage; 2-light C20
standards and one 4-light shop window with vertical bars, to the Post Office
Stores. 2 4-panelled ½-glazed doors below open gabled porches with trellis-
work and pantiles, and 2 later plank doors, one to the shop in a small lean-to
addition. Interior has evidence of a C17 core to the range, probably of 2-
cell lobby-entrance form, with the remains of substantial studding, middle
rail, wallplate, and chamfered principal rafters. The remaining roof
components are covered. To the older frame has been added some very sparse
later framing, with primary braces and bisected studs, and ceilings with
joists set on edge. The older frame is mainly visible on the upper floor.

Listing NGR: TM3187383675

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Source: English Heritage

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