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John-O-Lidgates House, Lidgate

Description: John-O-Lidgates House

Grade: II*
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

Location: B1063, Lidgate, Suffolk CB8 9PP

Locality: Lidgate
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CB8 9PP

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Listing Text

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

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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