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Oxford Cottage

A Grade I Listed Building in Lavenham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1072 / 52°6'25"N

Longitude: 0.7974 / 0°47'50"E

OS Eastings: 591668

OS Northings: 249120

OS Grid: TL916491

Mapcode National: GBR RHZ.Y4B

Mapcode Global: VHKDY.R9XG

Entry Name: Oxford Cottage

Listing Date: 23 January 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 276838

Location: Lavenham, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Lavenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lavenham St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

LAVENHAM WATER STREET
1.
5377
(south side)
No 59
(Oxford Cottage)
and No 60
TL 9149 50/685 23.1.58
I GV
2.
An impressive C15 timber-framed building with exposed framing and modern
brick nogging on the front. Plaster infill on the east side. It is
said to have been built circa 1425-1485 for the De Vere family who owned
it until the end of the C17. The De Vere emblems of the star and boar
are carved on the doorhead. It is said to have extended further east
towards the White Horse Inn. In the 1920s it was partly dismantled and
reconstructed. The house comprises 2 wings with gables on the front,
a smaller gable between them and a wing at the rear. Two storeys and
attics. The upper storey is jettied on the front at 2 levels on carved
bressumers, soffits and wall plates with curved brackets and some moulded
capitals and remains of shafts. There are also carved bressumers in
the gables. The windows have all been reconstructed in C15-C16 style
and there are oriel windows on the ground storey. The doorway has fine
carved doorposts, head and spandrels. There are good interior features.


Listing NGR: TL9166649116

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