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Welcum-U-B, Rushbrooke with Rougham

Description: Welcum-U-B

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284462

OS Grid Reference: TL8943962870
OS Grid Coordinates: 589439, 262870
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2314, 0.7726

Location: Elderstub Lane, Rushbrooke, Suffolk IP30 9HY

Locality: Rushbrooke with Rougham
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9HY

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Listing Text


4/41 Welcum-U-B

- II

House. C15. One-and-a-half storeys; 4 bays; formerly with an open hall.
Timber-framed and rendered, with thatched roof, and an internal chimney-stack
with a plain red brick shaft. A single-storey extension at the east end, and
a small lean-to along part of the front. C20 replacement casement windows,
one eyebrow dormer, and plank door in brick surround. The interior contains
one bay of an open hall, divided by a stud and plaster partition from a
storied bay which has the remains of a ceiling of rough, heavy, unchamfered
joists, and an original doorway leading into the hall. The hall bay retains
the position of the 2 long windows on the side walls, and has smoke-blackening
on the partition wall, and on the rafters and collars above the upper ceiling-
level. In the rear wallplate is a stop-splayed and tabled scarfing joint with
a transverse key. One arched brace remains in position, but the tie-beam of
the open truss has been cut away, and part of it re-used as a fireplace
lintel: a large empty mortice indicates that it carried a crown-post. The
second bay of the hall was remodelled and probably extended in the late C16,
and now contains a chimney-stack with an open fireplace and a single-bay
unheated room with a plain beam-and-joist ceiling. The gable end on the west
has 2 diagonal timbers like truncated passing braces, halved against the tie-
beam; evidence of a former hip, and diamond-mullion housings in the soffit of
the collar, all indicative of a series of structural changes.

Listing NGR: TL8943962870

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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