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Weaver House and Number 2

A Grade II Listed Building in Woolpit, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2251 / 52°13'30"N

Longitude: 0.8875 / 0°53'15"E

OS Eastings: 597315

OS Northings: 262476

OS Grid: TL973624

Mapcode National: GBR SJ2.H5Y

Mapcode Global: VHKDF.BBKK

Entry Name: Weaver House and Number 2

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Last Amended: 18 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280932

Location: Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Woolpit

Built-Up Area: Woolpit

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Woolpit The Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

WOOLPIT THE STREET (NORTH EAST
TL 9762
SIDE)
5/179 Weaver House and No.2
(formerly listed as '
- Premises on North East side
15.11.54
of The Street, 70 yards North
West of Swan Hotel)
GV II
Two houses, built as one. Probably late C15: an urban house of high quality:
mid C16 remodelling, when the central hall was rebuilt. 2 storeys and attics.
3-cell plan. 4 windows. Timber-framed and plastered, the framing fully
exposed with plaster infill panels. Close-studding without external
windbracing; the first floor entirely jettied to The Street and to Mason's
Lane. Curved knees of varying thicknesses beneath the jetty, some carved
integrally with the post - an unusual feature in Suffolk. Simply-moulded
bressumers. At the corner of Mason's Lane is a spur corner post with a
moulded and embattled capital. Plaintiled roof with 3 gabled dormers of
C17/C18 with C20 casements. Axial C16 or C17 chimney of red brick. 3-light
C18 casements. Two boarded and battened C20 entrance doors. A garage door
occupies the ground storey walling of the left hand cell. To rear right the
roof is hipped and gabletted, and there is evidence that this was a full
crosswing until the main roof was rebuilt and the gable introduced in C17.
Also evidence for shop windows beneath the jetty at the right-hand gable. At
Weaver House are two very faded black-letter inscriptions of mid C16 type,
placed above fireplaces on plasterwork, and each surrounded by a decorative
frieze. One has a devotional text which alludes to the book of Philippians,
the other is barely legible. (Proc. Suff. Inst. Arch: Leslie Dow, F.S.A.,
1962).


Listing NGR: TL9731562476

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