Description: John-O-Lidgates House
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 283255
OS Grid Reference: TL7213957874
OS Grid Coordinates: 572139, 257874
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1922, 0.5170
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1. LIDGATE LIDGATE
John-o-Lidgate' s House
(Formerly listed as
TL 7258 25/332 Suffolk House)
A C16 timber-framed house with exposed timber-framing and plaster infil. The
ground storey on the front is boarded. The site is locally associated with the
house of John of Lidgate a monk, poet and author of Bury St Edmunds who was born
in Lidgate circa 1370 and whose brass is in the Churoh of St Mary. 2 storeys and
attics. The north-west end is in red brick with a gable having crow-stepped
ornamentation and the remains of octagonal chimney stacks. On the return front
there is some moulded brick hexagonal panelling. The windows are mainly C20 casements
but there are a number of original windows with moulded mullions. Roof pantiled,
hipped at the south-east end, with 1 gabled dormer. The interior has good exposed
framing with moulded and carved beams and a fine carved fireplace lintel with
a central motif said to be the pome- granit of Katherine of Aragon.
Lidgate Stores, John O Lidgate's House, Crispen Cottage, and adjoining premises,
Cottage to the north-west of Crispen Cottage and Lidgate Cottage form a group.
Listing NGR: TL7213957874
Source: English Heritage
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