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Latitude: 51.9703 / 51°58'13"N
Longitude: 1.0164 / 1°0'59"E
OS Eastings: 607294
OS Northings: 234502
OS Grid: TM072345
Mapcode National: GBR SMB.KR9
Mapcode Global: VHKFN.KQPX
Entry Name: Rectory Hill Cottage Numbers 1 and 2 and St Marys Cottage
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Last Amended: 29 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1033455
English Heritage Legacy ID: 278762
Location: East Bergholt, Babergh, Suffolk, CO7
Civil Parish: East Bergholt
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: East Bergholt St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM 0734 EAST BERGHOLT RECTORY HILL
6/54 Rectory Hill Cottage,
Nos 1 and 2 and St Mary's
(Formerly listed as Estate
Cottages Nos 1 to 4)
Range of cottages. Rectory Hill and St Mary's Cottage probably C16 with later
alterations and additions. Nos 1 and 2 probably early C19 replacing earlier
structure. Timber-framed, rendered. Part underbuilt in painted brick and brick
additions. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. U-shaped group, Rectory Hill
Cottage stands gable end to street with range to right forming Nos 1 and 2, except for
the end bay to right which now forms part of St Mary's Cottage which occupies a
rear cross range. Later additions to rear of cross ranges. Two storeys, attic to
Rectory Hill Cottage. Rectory Hill Cottage: 4-bay frame, underbuilt in brick.
Canted bay under tiled roof containing small-paned casements. 3-light small-paned
casement above and 4-pane sash to gable. Steeply-pitched swept roof. Stack to
rear gable, now incorporated into later range. Left return has central half-glazed
door with C20 bay window to left and unequal sash with glazing bars to right. 8-
pane sashes above. Nos 1 and 2: half-glazed doors under bracketed tiled porch.
Horned sashes with glazing bars. First floor string course. Two ridge stacks.
St Mary's Cottage: 2-bay frame. Right return has C20 door in porch and C20 other
openings. Rear extension of probable C17 date. Interior: Rectory Hill Cottage
shows some framing including jowled posts and studded wall to first floor. First
floor front wall has pair of blocked 6-light windows with ovolo principal mullions
and diamond subsidiary mullions flanking C20 window. Clasped purlin roof. St 14ary's
Cottage: exposed framing. Originally jettied to rear. Inglenook fireplace with
stop-chamfered bressummer. Studded walls. 2-light blocked window to jettied wall
showing section of ovolo and cavetto chamfered mullion. Spiral newel stair adjacent
to stack. First floor: fireplace with chamfered elliptical arch. Jowled posts
with down braces and studded walls with extensive surviving wall painting. Strap-
work and floral motifs in red and blue surmounted by a frieze with hatchments,
scrollwork and figures in Renaissance style in black on a white background.
Listing NGR: TM0729434502
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