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The Gables William's Store, Grundisburgh

Description: The Gables William's Store

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285449

OS Grid Reference: TM2231851002
OS Grid Coordinates: 622318, 251002
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1126, 1.2455

Location: The Street, Grundisburgh, Suffolk IP13 6TA

Locality: Grundisburgh
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 6TA

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Listing Text

TM 25 SW
(West side)
The Gables (William's
House and shop. C16 range with C17 range and further added range and shop
front of c.1870. Timber-framed with colourwashed render to the C16
portion. Timber-framed with a red brick skin covered by a further skin of
C19 brick to the C17 portion and yellow brick with red brick dressings to
the late C19 portion. Lead, slate and plain tile roof. Two storeys: L-
shaped plan of which the downstroke is the C16 wing to which the double
pile arrangement of C17 and C19 ranges have been added as a cross-stroke
with a further late C19 cross-axial wing to their end. Garden front: to
right the gable end of the 1870s wing, to the left of this the C17 wing,
refaced in the C19 and to far left the C16 wing. The gable ends are
similar, of yellow brick and having pilaster buttresses to their edges and
at centre ending in ball finials, a red-brick band at the base of the
gables and red brick coping with stepped patterns of triangular blocks.
The left hand wing has a ground floor sash window of 4 x 4 panes with
chamfered lintel. Above this is a first floor tripartite sash window also
with chamfered lintel. The left hand gable end has a doorway at right of 6
raised and fielded panels with brick pilasters at either side with large-
scale egg and dart frieze. To left of this is a tripartite sash window
with chamfered lintels. Tripartite sash window to the first floor. To left
of this the C16 wing has C20 fenestration. To the far right is a portion
of white brick walling enclosing the base of a massive chimney stack which
is cross axial and has a rectangular red-brick top with two diamond-shaped
flues. To left of this are a sash window of 2 x 2 panes at right and a
doorway at left of this - with a stable door, and single-light casement at
left of this and a 4-light casement at left. To the first floor are three
2-light windows. The left hand end of this wing has a hipped roof and a
central single-flue chimney stack which diminishes as it rises. To left of
this the recessed rear of the C17 wing has a single-storey porch in the re-
entrant angle with a round arch and battlemented parapet. Similarly
modeled bay window at left of this with a clasping buttress to the left
hand corner with a ball finial. To the ridge of this part at far left is a
chimney stack of 2 flues, of c.1870, with a 6-panel door, the upper two
glazed and a glazed surround. The rear of the C16 wing has two C20 ground
floor windows of 2 and 3 lights and two C19 windows to the first floor also
of 2 and 3 lights. Road front: all of c.1870. Projecting gabled wing at
right with a shop window of 2 lights to the ground floor and a tripartite
first floor window above this with entwined initials S A and J to a stone
in the gable. To left of this is a long glazed shop front with plate glass
windows divided by moulded mullions and double doors at left and a single
door at right. To the first floor is a central blocked window and at
either side of this are 2-light casement windows.

Interior: Massive chamfered ceiling beams with joists to the ground floor
rooms in both the C16 and C17 ranges with close studding to the walls with
angle braces and jowled wall posts. Brick chimney to the C16 range
remodelled and to the C17 range with a winder staircase leading from the
first floor to the attic. Wide oak floorboards to the first floor and
pament tiles to the ground floor kitchen and corridor. The ceilings in the
C17 range appear to have been raised in the C19.

Listing NGR: TM2231851002

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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