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The Little House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gislingham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2997 / 52°17'58"N

Longitude: 1.0397 / 1°2'22"E

OS Eastings: 607356

OS Northings: 271193

OS Grid: TM073711

Mapcode National: GBR TJM.ZL5

Mapcode Global: VHKD3.YGZD

Entry Name: The Little House

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033157

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279495

Location: Gislingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Gislingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Gislingham St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

GISLINGHAM HIGH STREET (NORTH WEST
TM 0771 SIDE)

6/39 The Little House
29..7-55
- II

House. Mid to late C15, stack and floor inserted in late C16, extended mid
C17, aLtered C20. Timber frame, plastered. Thatched roof. Originally a
small 2 bay open hall with storeyed solar, presumed service bay has
disappeared, 1 bay 2 storey addition at right angles from lower end of hall
to form a small L on plan. Now all 2 storeys. Main entrance in gable end at
cross passage end of hall, a C20 entrance in a timber and glazed thatched
gabled porch, 2-light leaded casements. Right return has similar casements
and a C20 entrance with a half glazed door towards rear into solar bay. Ridge
stack at upper end of hall has rebuilt capping. C17 bay to front left has
lower ridge, gable end slightly extruded stack with offsets. Attached to
rear from inner return of main range is a clay lump and pantiled early C19
outshut. Interior: 4-centred arched door heads for cross passage entrances
with a mortice for screen, posts to open truss had semi octagonal shafts with
capitals as corbels to arched braces, one remains with triple roll moulding
over a bell cap, roll moulded necking, inserted floor has stop chamfered axial
binding beam and joists, stack inserted in hall upper bay, a chamfered 4
centred arched doorway into storeyed solar bay with a close-studded partition,
large reverse curved arched braces in solar end wall, 4-light diamond
mullioned window opening. First floor heavily chamfered jowled posts to open
truss with a sharply cambered tie beam, large chamfered arched braces with a
double chamfer to centre of tie beam. Crown post concealed, in solar an
arched brace from closed truss crown post to collar purlin which is cut with a
strut to an inserted collar. C17 bay has stop chamfered cross axial binding
beam, joists and storey posts.


Listing NGR: TM0735671193

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