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Nethergate Hotel, Clare

Description: Nethergate Hotel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 283022

OS Grid Reference: TL7686645130
OS Grid Coordinates: 576866, 245130
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0763, 0.5795

Location: Nethergate Street, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NP

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

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Listing Text

2006 Nethergate Street
(South-East Side)
No 8 (Nethergate Hotel)
TL 74 NE 18/109 19.12.6l.


An early C16 timber-framed and plastered house with a centre block - and slightly
lower side wings with exposed timber framing and jettied upper storeys. It was
owned by several generations of a wealthy clothiers family named Crosse and was
extensively altered by Francis Crosse in 1644. 2 storeys and attics. The centre
block has 4 window range, the north wing has 3 window range and the south wing
1 window range, mullioned and transomed casements with leaded lights. The jettied
upper storeys of the side wings are carried on bressumers carved with running-leaf
ornamentation supported by brackets with drop finials. The exposed studding
is closely spaced. The centre block is plastered in panels. A 2-panel bolection
moulded door has a late C17 wood doorcase with pilasters and a pediment on console
brackets. 5 short gabled wings project at the rear (1 with exposed timber-framing
and a long wing extends to the south-east, with exposed timber-framing. A dormer
at the rear bears the date 1644 and the initials FCE (Francis Crosse and his
wife Elizabeth ). There is also a lead rain waterhead with the date 1760 and
the, initials A over DM . Originally there were 2 long wings at the rear but
one was burnt down in 1900 and partly rebuilt. Roof tiled, with 2 gabled dormers
on the front of the centre block and 4 C17 style chimney stacks rebuilt in the
early C20, with octagonal shafts spur caps and moulded bases. The interior was
much altered in 1644 when a fire staircase with turned balusters and carved newels
was added at the side of the hall. The other staircase is of the William and
Mary period. There are moulded beams and ceiling joists, some C17 Panelling
on the ground storey and some C18 panelling on the 1st storey.

Nos 1 to 9 (consec) with all the listed buildings on the North-West Side of
Nethergate Street and all the listed buildings on the South Side of Well Lane
form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7686645130

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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