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Description: Abbey House
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285193
OS Grid Reference: TM3183554448
OS Grid Coordinates: 631835, 254448
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1396, 1.3866
There is also a scheduled monument, Campsey Priory (site of), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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CAMPSEY ASH THE PRIORY (SITE OF)
TM 35 SW
4/20 Abbey House
16.3.66 (Formerly listed as Ash
Abbey under General)
Formerly known as Ashe Abbey House.
House, formerly purported to be the frater and dorter of the chaplaincy for
the Canons to the Priory. C14, exterior much remodelled C20. Interior
contains C14 raised aisled hall, originally of 3 bays one of which has been
demolished possibly C19. Red brick and some original stone with plain tiled
roof. 2 storeys mostly open hall with C20 dormer lighting upper part of hall.
Scattered fenestration: all C20 casements. C20 entrance door with side-light.
The interior contains a very finely worked example of C14 carpentry: a
cambered tie beam spanniing 35 feet, supports octagonal queen posts with
finely moulded caps and bases with braces, struts and arcaded windbracing:
Plain crown postwith collar and collar purlin. There is also some later
panelling and a 4 centred arched stone fireplace. For a fuller description of
the structure see Suffolk Houses by Eric Sandon, Baron Publishing 1977: also
Proceedings of the S.I.A. Vol. XXXII 1973 by David Sherlock. Part of
Listing NGR: TM3183554448
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Source: English Heritage
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