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The Ship Inn, Levington

Description: The Ship Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 286181

OS Grid Reference: TM2348439015
OS Grid Coordinates: 623484, 239015
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0046, 1.2546

Location: Church Lane, Levington, Suffolk IP10 0LQ

Locality: Levington
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP10 0LQ

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Listing Text

5/15 The Ship Inn

- II

Public house, probably C14. A rare example of an aisled hall house of modest
status; greatly altered from C15 onwards. One storey and attics; by C17
converted to a 3-cell house retaining the rear aisle only. Timber-framed and
rough-cast. Thatched roof with internal chimney of red brick; a C19 lead-clad
dormer with small-pane sash window. C19 sash windows. C19 entrance doors,
each with a pentice board on brackets. A central aisled open truss has empty
trenches for passing-braces, and dovetail housings for tie-beam braces on the
cambered tie-beam. The aisle at the front has gone, but the arcade-plate
remains with housings for lap-jointed arcade-braces. The closed truss to
right shows evidence for a further bay, open to the hall at ground level, but
with a loft supported on knees above; this, and the closed truss at the left-
hand gable, may be C15 renewals, but still of aisled form. The coupled-rafter
roof may be original, but extended C15 and C17/C18. The building is believed
to have been a pair of estate cottages until the C19, when it became a public
House called originally "The Musket".

Listing NGR: TM2348439015

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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