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The Evergreen Oak, Thelnetham

Description: The Evergreen Oak

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284334

OS Grid Reference: TM0105578410
OS Grid Coordinates: 601055, 278410
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3668, 0.9517

Location: Hopton Road, Thelnetham, Suffolk IP22 1JP

Locality: Thelnetham
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 1JP

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Listing Text


2/71 The Evergreen Oak
14.7.55 (formerly listed as
Evergreen Oak P.H.)


Former public house, now a dwelling. Early C16. 2 storeys: 3-cell internal
chimney and cross-passage plan. Timber-framed and rendered; plaintiled roof
with fragements of decorative ridge-tiles. Rebuilt plain shaft to internal
stack. A C19 external stack on the west end, with a small single-storey lean-
to against it. 3-light C20 casement windows with leaded panes. C20 boarded
and studded door in plain surround, with C16 4-centred arched head. Frame in
4 bays, with all timbering exposed internally. Service end on west divided
into 2 rooms: partition wall with 2 doorways, one with arched head. Cross-
passage with plank-and-muntin screen, the muntins with roll-mouldings
corresponding to the mouldings on the joists of the ceiling in the 2 bays of
the hall. Main cross-beam with chamfer and curved stops, lodged into posts
with no tie-beam on upper storey. The internal chimney has only one hearth,
heating the hall: a large open fireplace with timber lintel. The parlour, on
the east, is still unheated. 2 original stair positions, one (blocked)
against the south wall of the service end, the other, containing a later
stair, in a corresponding position on the south side of the stack, originally
gave access only to the room over the parlour. To the west of the stack, the
upper storey was in one large room, with an open truss above the service
partition: cambered tie-beam, and heavy arched braces. Queen-post roof, with
the purlins set flat, and supported by arched braces. Arched braces at the
angles of the frame, and the remains of diamond-mullioned windows throughout
the house, some with original mullions in situ.

Listing NGR: TM0105578410

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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