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Bridge House, Grundisburgh

Description: Bridge House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285468

OS Grid Reference: TM2316150306
OS Grid Coordinates: 623161, 250306
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1060, 1.2573

Location: B1079, Grundisburgh, Suffolk IP13 6UF

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

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Listing Text

TM 25 SW
(West side)
16/3/66 Bridge House (formerly
listed as Bridge
House, formerly farmhouse. C16 with C17, C18 and C19 additions and
alterations. Timber-framed with English bond brick walling and a plain
tile roof. Two storeys. Baffle-entry 3-cell plan now altered to form a
double-pile plan. Entrance front: early C20 glazing. Seven bays. To left
of centre is a projecting porch with a hipped roof. This has a door of 6
panels, the upper 2 of which are glazed and the lower 4 raised and fielded.
To right and left at ground floor level are windows with exposed sash boxes
of 3 x 4 panes. Between the far right hand pair of sashes is a small
single-light casement. To the first floor are 6 two-light sashes of 3 x 4
panes with a similar small casement between the two far sashes. Coving
below the eaves. To the ridge at left of centre is a cross-axial stack
with a moulded base and three diamond-shaped flues. Further chimney stack
to the left-hand gable end. Right hand side: recessed gable end of C17
portion at left with a single-light ground floor window. Slightly
overlapping this and extending to the right is a C20 wing which has random
fenestration and an attic gable at left and a hipped 1/2-dormer window at
right, immediately to right of which is a projecting brick chimney stack of
Flemish bond brick with tumbled brickwork, offsets and an arched panel to
the stack which has 3 flues. Left hand side: projecting ground floor C19
addition with hipped roof. Behind this is the gable end of English bond
brick with crow steps which have saddlebacked coping. To left of this is a
projecting 2-storey C20 range with a doorway at right. Double sash window
at left divided by a king mullion, each sash of 3 x 4 panes. Two-light
casement to first floor above. Rear: at left a projecting early C20 wing
which has a canted bay window of 2 storeys height having a jettied gable
above. Recessed and at right is a range with brick walling to the ground
floor, a doorway beneath the right hand gable and three 2-light and a
single-light window to the ground floor with two 3-light casements and a
single-light to the first floor. Further projecting wing at right which
has a plank door to the ground floor and a 3-light mullioned first floor

Interior: Hall: chamfered C16 ceiling beams and chamfered joists with
stepped run-out stops. C17 and early C20 panelling to the walls, with
moulded muntins and cross-rails with arched flutings to the top of some
panels. Over the fireplace, originally wider, are 3 arched panels with
fluted pilaster pieces between. Doorway, perhaps originally an external
door also panelled and with nailhead decoration. Leading off from the hall
is a staircase at the opposite side of the hearth from the lobby. Dining
room: ovolo moulded ceiling beam with complex end stop of triple broached
form and similar mouldings to the mid-rail. Close-studded walling. One
blocked window and a blocked C19 serving hatch. The joists appear to be of
C18 date at which time one end of the axial beam may also have been cut
short. Massive hearth with early C20 brick and ovolo-moulded bressumer
with stepped run-out end stop. To the outshut corridor the rear wall of
the house is exposed and has close-studded walling above a brick plinth and
one blocked window. Edwardian staircase in C17 style of 2 flights with
panelled newels, twisted balusters, heavy moulded handrail and having an
upper newel post with spiralling ribs brought in from elsewhere. Early C20
drawing room and sitting room with cyma-moulded cornice. To the first
floor in the present corridor is close-studded walling, jowled wall posts
and C17 window openings with ovolo moulded mullions, inserted into earlier
openings. C17 plank door to one bedroom and a series of C18 doors, each of
2 panels.

Listing NGR: TM2316150306

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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