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Church Cottage South Cottage, Cookley

Description: Church Cottage South Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 286045

OS Grid Reference: TM3495275313
OS Grid Coordinates: 634952, 275313
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3256, 1.4465

Location: Huntingfield, Suffolk IP19 0LP

Locality: Cookley
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 0LP

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Listing Text


2/26 Church Cottage and South
- Cottage.


Formerly one house, now 2 cottages. C13 core with considerable later
alterations. Timber framed and plastered, with colourwashed brick to the
ground floor; slated roof. 2 storeys and attics. 2 windows, C19 casements to
Church Cottage, large-paned mid C20 casements to South Cottage; mid C20
entrance doors. Central internal stack. Church Cottage contains one-and-a-
half bays of the hall of a C13 aisled house, from which the aisles have been
removed. The roof over the former nave, now the main roof of the house, has
been raised, and the original rafters reused in a jumbled fashion. The end
wall on the west has the remains of a pair of passing braces, halved against
the tie-beam and the arcade posts, and an inner pair of straight braces,
morticed into the sides of the arcade posts and the soffit of the tie beam,
and springing from simply-moulded capitals. This truss, which does not seem
likely to be the end wall of the original house, is infilled with later
studding. The upper part of the octagonal arcade post can he seen above the
stair: the capital is the most ornate so far discovered in Suffolk, with 4
much-damaged volutes and small trefoil leaf motifs between. In the open truss
the passing-braces are doubled (cf. Brockley Hall), and the main tie beam was
flanked by 2 outer, possibly smaller, ties. A C16 chimney-stack was inserted
just to the east of the open truss. South Cottage contains a further small
portion of the aisled hall, but the end wall of the hall, and possibly another
bay associated with it, were cut off in the C17, and replaced by a short
section of framing which made the rooms on each side of the stack of equal
and turned the building into a 2-cell lobby entrance. It was
subsequently turned into 2 cottages. It was used for many years as a
vicarage, and seems likely to have connections with Sibton Abbey, which held
the living prior to the Dissolution.

Listing NGR: TM3495275313

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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