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Red House, Witnesham

Description: Red House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286015

OS Grid Reference: TM1866950266
OS Grid Coordinates: 618669, 250266
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1075, 1.1918

Location: Sandy Lane, Ipswich IP6 9HJ

Locality: Witnesham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9HJ

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Listing Text


1/53 Red House

- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16 with alterations of c.1600 and C17. 3-cell cross-passage
entrance plan; hall range with 2 crosswings. 2 storeys; the left-hand parlour
cross-wing of c.1600 with attics. Red brick, mainly C16 work with
alterations, some original diaper patterning in burnt headers. The parlour
wing is mainly timber-framed with brick-nogging, with only its front wall of
brick; corner pilasters, moulded band at 1st floor, and crow-stepped parapet
gable. Plaintiled roof with internal C17 chimney of red brick; a central
raking dormer. Mainly late C18 or C19 wooden windows with slender mullions
and transomes and metal casements; those in the parlour wing are set into
reduced original openings, with pediments of carved brick at ground and 1st
floors. C17 plank entrance door with open C20 lean-to plaintiled porch. The
mid C16 hall has a plank and muntin cross-passage screen, probably
repositioned; in the chamber above is an original mullioned window of wood,
with later leaded glazing. The parlour, probably added c.1600, has a fine
plaster ceiling, with mouldings encasing the main beams and a running
strapwork pattern on the soffit. In each quadrant are repeated floral
designs. Also in the parlour is a C16 ogee-headed linenfold panelled door;
the arched head of the doorway has rosette-carved spandrils. To right is an
extension of the service wing in red brick, of C16 or early C17.

Listing NGR: TM1866950266

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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