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Description: The Ancient House
Date Listed: 15 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 286444
OS Grid Reference: TM2245954640
OS Grid Coordinates: 622459, 254640
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1452, 1.2499
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CLOPTON SHOP ROAD
TM 25 SW
8/30 The Ancient House
House, at one time sub-divided into two cottages with a third cottage, now
demolished. Early C17. Timber framed with colourwashed render and a
pantile roof, formerly thatched. Two storeys and attic. Entrance front:
to the ground floor at left of centre is a C20 porch with a hipped roof.
This has a panelled door at left and a 3-light casement at right. To left
of this is blank walling and at right a 4-light casement and to left of it
a 3-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions to the upper wall. At first
floor level is a 2-light C20 window at far left and to right are 2 lower
C17 mullioned windows of 3 lights at left and 3 lights (originally 4
lights) at right. Between these are set two T-shaped arrangements of
windows with central 2-light C20 casements flanked by 2-light ovolo moulded
windows of C17 date set higher in the wall. The right hand gable end is
brick walled with a lean-to garage before it and with 2 attic lights above.
The left gable end has a 4-light ground floor casement and two 2-light
first floor casements. Lean-to to left of this with a 2-light ground floor
window, all fenestration here of C20. Rear: Continuous lean-to with a
catslide roof at right and a lean-to roof at left. C20 random
fenestration. To the first floor at right are two 2-light C20 windows and
at left a C17 window of 5 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions.
Interior: Chamfered ceiling beams and close studding with jowled wall posts
to ground and first floors.
Listing NGR: TM2245954640
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Source: English Heritage
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