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Nether Cottage Tudor Cottage, Hopton

Description: Nether Cottage Tudor Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284404

OS Grid Reference: TL9885379208
OS Grid Coordinates: 598853, 279208
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3748, 0.9199

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

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Listing Text


3/51 Tudor Cottage and
- Nether Cottage

- II

House, formerly divided into 3, now into 2. Late C16. 2 storeys. Timber-
framed and rendered with thatched roof and internal chimney-stack. To the
west of the stack the frame stands on a high brick plinth up to the sill of
the ground-storey windows. 2 late C20 2-storey extensions at the rear. C20
3-light casement windows with a single bar; an enclosed gabled porch to Tudor
Cottage, with a plank door, and a similar plank door to the adjoining cottage.
Good quality framing fully exposed inside. Tudor Cottage (on east side of
stack) is in 3 bays, originally without any partitions on ground or first
storey. The ground-storey ceil ing has 2 very heavy main beams with cross-
beams to 2 bays, but in the easternmost bay the joists are set at right-angles
to the main beam: all joists are wide, closely-set, flat and unchamfered.
Housings for 5-light diamond-mullioned windows in the front and back walls and
further diamond-mullion housing on the upper storey. Trusses with cambered
tie-beams and long arched braces; side purlin roof. Slightly-cranked tension
braces to the corners of the frame. In the adjoining cottage (on west of
stack) the ground-storey ceiling is very high, and there are signs of
alterations, although the upper storey is similar to the remainder of the
frame. It is possible that the chimney-stack is an insertion: one large open
fireplace with Tudor brick surrounds.

Listing NGR: TL9885379208

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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