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Abbey House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Campsey Ash, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1396 / 52°8'22"N

Longitude: 1.3866 / 1°23'11"E

OS Eastings: 631835

OS Northings: 254448

OS Grid: TM318544

Mapcode National: GBR WPP.WXN

Mapcode Global: VHLBJ.ZHD3

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 25 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285193

Location: Campsey Ash, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Campsey Ash

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Campsea Ashe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

CAMPSEY ASH THE PRIORY (SITE OF)
TM 35 SW
4/20 Abbey House
16.3.66 (Formerly listed as Ash
Abbey under General)
GV II*
Formerly known as Ashe Abbey House.
House, formerly purported to be the frater and dorter of the chaplaincy for
the Canons to the Priory. C14, exterior much remodelled C20. Interior
contains C14 raised aisled hall, originally of 3 bays one of which has been
demolished possibly C19. Red brick and some original stone with plain tiled
roof. 2 storeys mostly open hall with C20 dormer lighting upper part of hall.
Scattered fenestration: all C20 casements. C20 entrance door with side-light.
The interior contains a very finely worked example of C14 carpentry: a
cambered tie beam spanniing 35 feet, supports octagonal queen posts with
finely moulded caps and bases with braces, struts and arcaded windbracing:
Plain crown postwith collar and collar purlin. There is also some later
panelling and a 4 centred arched stone fireplace. For a fuller description of
the structure see Suffolk Houses by Eric Sandon, Baron Publishing 1977: also
Proceedings of the S.I.A. Vol. XXXII 1973 by David Sherlock. Part of
Scheduled A.M.


Listing NGR: TM3183554448

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