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The Dower House, Hopton

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284390

OS Grid Reference: TL9964279623
OS Grid Coordinates: 599642, 279623
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3782, 0.9317

Location: Common Road, Hopton, Suffolk IP22 2QU

Locality: Hopton
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 2QU

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Listing Text


3/37 The Dower House

House. C17 and early C18. One-and-a-half storeys: 3-cell lobby-entrance
plan. Timber-framed; plastered in panels of simple comb-pargetting; thatched
roof. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red brick shaft, and an end
stack on the south. 3 3-light early C18 mullion-and-transome windows with
square-leaded panes, and 4 gabled dormers with square leaded panes to 2-light
casement windows. 6-panelled door: raised fielded panels; eared architrave,
bolection-moulded frieze, triangular pediment. Little original framing
visible. Early C18 additions include the long single-storey lean-to on the
rear wall, which has reused C17 casement windows with wrought-iron frames and
diamond-leaded panes; the stair beside the chimney-stack, with turned
balusters and plain handrails, and the corner fireplace in the small south
room, with eared architrave and bolection-moulded frieze similar to the outer
doorcase. The roof, which has clasped purlins, no principal rafters and a
ridge-piece, also appears to be an C18 replacement.

Listing NGR: TL9964279623

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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