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Latitude: 52.2926 / 52°17'33"N
Longitude: 1.1603 / 1°9'37"E
OS Eastings: 615617
OS Northings: 270758
OS Grid: TM156707
Mapcode National: GBR VLB.65R
Mapcode Global: VHL9N.2M8V
Entry Name: The Beeches
Listing Date: 23 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1032376
English Heritage Legacy ID: 281323
Location: Occold, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Occold
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Occold St Michael
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
OCCOLD THE STREET
TM 17 SE
1/42 The Beeches
House; was parish poorhouse in C19 and subsequently 3 or 4 cottages.
Renovated from dereliction 1968-70. C15 core with C16 additions. Timber
framed and plastered. Roof plaintiled to front and pantiled to rear. 2
storeys and attic. 5 windows, late C19 and C20 small-paned casements. Mid
C20 half-glazed door and doorcase with gabled hood. Internal stack, entirely
rebuilt mid C20. Gable stack to right. Core comprises a former open hall.
The open truss has a flat arched-braced tie beam carrying an exceptionally
large (over 2m high) octagonal crown-post with moulded base and cap and 4-way
bracing. Many of the C15 rafters survive, together with remains of studded
front and end walls, all sooted. The front wallplate has mortices for a
diamond-mullioned hall window and at the service end a splayed scarf joint
(mostly concealed). Inserted floor has axial bridging beam and chamfered
joists. Beyond this is a floor of poorer quality with plain square joists,
partly cut for a mid C20 stair. The cell to the left of the stack is a late
C16 parlour addition: exposed studding; ground floor ceiling beams with traces
of original red ochre decoration; wind-braced roof of clasped purlin form.
Listing NGR: TM1561770758
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