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Briar Cottage Shepherd's Close, Fornham All Saints

Description: Briar Cottage Shepherd's Close

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284079

OS Grid Reference: TL8351367376
OS Grid Coordinates: 583513, 267376
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2739, 0.6884

Location: Hengrave Road, Fornham All Saints, Suffolk IP28 6LA

Locality: Fornham All Saints
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6LA

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Listing Text


3/15 No.25(Briar Cottage)
- No.27 (Shepherd's Close)


House, formerly divided into 3, now into 2. Probably mid C17, but using some
older timbers. One-and-a-half storeys; basic 3-cell plan. Timber-framed and
plastered, with thatched roof. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red
brick shaft. C18 3-light and 2-light casement windows with cast iron frames,
pintle hinges and square-leaded panes; one eyebrow dormer with C20 diamond-
leaded panes to 2-light casement window. 2 plank doors. Interior of No.25
has timbers exposed and evidence of alterations and later partitioning; reused
timbers, some with external weathering; plain clasped side purlin roof with no
principal rafters, but several reused smoke-blackened timbers from a medieval
house. No 27 (to west of stack) has a very fine carved and moulded late C15
ceiling-beam placed in front of the chimney-stack. This has been shortened,
and clearly came from an important local building.

Listing NGR: TL8351367376

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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