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Old School Room and Old School House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mendlesham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2509 / 52°15'3"N

Longitude: 1.0823 / 1°4'56"E

OS Eastings: 610491

OS Northings: 265887

OS Grid: TM104658

Mapcode National: GBR TK8.Y5M

Mapcode Global: VHL9S.QP0B

Entry Name: Old School Room and Old School House

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281645

Location: Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Mendlesham

Built-Up Area: Mendlesham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mendlesham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
7/60 No.2 (Old School Room) &
- No.4 (Old School House)

Parish room (No.2) and house (No.4). No.2 comprises a C15 house, conveyed to
the town of Mendlesham in 1618 for use as a school. No.4 is a former
schoolmaster's house, substantially of 1873 but incorporating remains of a
workhouse which had been added onto the schoolroom in 1726. No.2 raised in
C18 or C19 to accord with later work, but retaining original roof underneath.
No.2 timber framed and roughcast-rendered, encased in white brick at rear.
No.4 in red brick, the bays divided by pilaster strips; the rear wall is
timber framed and rendered. A hipped pantiled roof over the whole range. 2
storeys; No.2 is 1½ storeys internally. No.2 has casement windows, the upper
window (formerly a dormer) with diamond-leaded glass. Boarded door. No.4 in
3 bays: inset sash windows with glazing bars under segmental arches, the upper
windows half-height. 6-panel door, the upper 2 panels glazed. A central
ridge stack. Interior. No.2 has some exposed framing in 2 bays. In
partition wall with No.4 is an open truss: slightly cambered tie beam and
heavy arched braces. One bay of C17 on-edge joists at each end. Intact C15
common rafter roof, the timbers heavily sooted. A succession of deeds
relating to the property from 1536 onwards are in the Suffolk Record Office at

Listing NGR: TM1049165887

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