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Lilac House

A Grade II Listed Building in Elmswell, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2353 / 52°14'7"N

Longitude: 0.9129 / 0°54'46"E

OS Eastings: 599001

OS Northings: 263680

OS Grid: TL990636

Mapcode National: GBR SHX.X6R

Mapcode Global: VHKDF.R2ZQ

Entry Name: Lilac House

Listing Date: 9 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281135

Location: Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Elmswell

Built-Up Area: Elmswell

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Elmswell St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


5/32 Lilac House

-- II

House, early C17 with fragmentary medieval core. 2 storeys and attics. 3-
cell lobby-entrance plan. Timber-framed and roughcast: the parlour block to
right has an oversailing gable tiebeam with delicately carved console brackets
beneath. Concrete plaintiled roof. An axial early C17 chimney of red brick:
sawtooth shaft and plinth with ovolo-moulded cornice. 3-light C19 casements
at 1st storey and small-pane sashes with sidelights below. Mid C19 4-panelled.
entrance door, the upper panels glazed. Interior: The C17 parlour block to
right was added to an earlier building of which only the walling remains: this
shows smoke-blackening and appears to have comprised an open hall of C15 or
early C16 which must have had additional cells at left or right, or both:
heavy arch-windbraced studding. The walls were raised and a floor inserted
with good chamfered joists in late C16 or c.1600. C17 windbraced clasped-
purlin roof throughout. A large lean-to outshut of late C18 or early C19 to

Listing NGR: TL9900163680

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