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Old Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Laxfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3015 / 52°18'5"N

Longitude: 1.3664 / 1°21'59"E

OS Eastings: 629622

OS Northings: 272380

OS Grid: TM296723

Mapcode National: GBR WMQ.Q9B

Mapcode Global: VHL9R.MFR0

Entry Name: Old Guildhall

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180990

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280174

Location: Laxfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Laxfield

Built-Up Area: Laxfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Laxfield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 27 SE

9/54 Old Guildhall

Former guildhall, the upper floor now used as a museum. Circa 1520, with
later alterations. Restored 1965-9. Timber framed; the facade has fine
exposed close studding with herringbone brick nogging; the remainder is
plastered, the main components of the frame also being exposed at the rear.
Plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. The first floor is jettied along the
facade and left gable end, carried on plain brackets and buttress shafts.
The bressumer has embattled decoration. 6 windows, mid C20 square-leaded
casements. 2 mid C20 plank entrance doors with studded cover battens. The
right hand doorway has a gabled hood. Both doorways are reached by short
flights of steps. 2 internal stacks, the main one with a sunk panel in the
base. The structure is in 6 bays, although it is probable that a further bay
to the west has been lost. The 4 eastern bays on the ground floor formed one
large room, entered at its west end where the blocked front doorway can still
be seen. There is evidence for a projecting window to this room. On the
upper floor the 5 eastern bays originally formed a single room. Heavy plain
ground floor joists. Arched-braced and slightly cambered tie beams. Queen-
post roof. Main stack and newel stairs inserted c.1600; attic floor is later

Listing NGR: TM2962272380

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