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The Ancient House, Clare

Description: The Ancient House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 282992

OS Grid Reference: TL7694445415
OS Grid Coordinates: 576944, 245415
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0788, 0.5807

Location: 1 Church Lane, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NY

Locality: Clare
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 8NY

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Listing Text

2006 High Street
(East Side)
TL 74 NE 18/58 No 26 (The Ancient House)


A C15 timber-framed and plastered house with a hall block and a jettied crosswing
at the east end and C17 blocks to tile west and south. 2 storeys. The crosswing
jetty is supported on brackets with shafts. The north front and west gable nave
fine pargetting (restored). The west gable bears the date 1473. The windows
are casements with lattice leaded lights. The crosswing has a 5-lignt oriel
bay on the ground and 1st stories; both with moulded sills and one withi carved
arms and supporting animals. The gable has shaped and carved bargeboards. The
ground storey has a blocked doorway with carved spandrels. The interior of tne
crosswing has a fine ceiling with moulded beams and joists, with leaf stops.
Roof tiled, with a heavy red brick chimney stack on a rectangular base with a
sunk panel on the east end.

No 26 (The Ancient House) and No 27 together with No 15 (The Vicarage), the wall
to the Vicarage and No 16 (Galloway House) on the west side and the Church of
SS Peter and Paul form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7690145531

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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