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Description: The Priory
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285774
OS Grid Reference: TM2384861342
OS Grid Coordinates: 623848, 261342
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2048, 1.2746
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TM 26 SE BRANDESTON EARL SOHAM
2/2 The Priory
Farmhouse. Dated 1586 on tie beam on left hand gable end (facing
road); gabled extension set forward of main range has tie beam
inscribed 'H1648ES' for Henry and Elizabeth Stebbing; C20
extension at right hand end. Timber framed and plastered,
plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. A long main range with
various gabled extensions, 2 to the front and 2 (including
staircase gable) to the rear; all the gables have carved tie
beams and most have pierced drop finials. Various casement
windows with diamond and square leaded glass; to either side of
the porch at first floor level are 2 5-light canted windows with
moulded heads and sills. C17 gabled entrance porch with carved
tie beam, pierced drop finials and turned balusters to the side
openings; modern panelled door in C17 style. 2 good internal
stacks each with 4 detached octagonal flues with moulded bases
and linked caps. Very fine interior with closely-spaced exposed
timbering throughout; at the earlier end there are roll-moulded
joists with enriched stop chamfers; original newel stairs in
rear extension; some fine internal doors; first floor fireplace
with moulded arch.
Listing NGR: TM2384861342
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Source: English Heritage
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