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Latitude: 52.1316 / 52°7'53"N
Longitude: 0.9474 / 0°56'50"E
OS Eastings: 601825
OS Northings: 252240
OS Grid: TM018522
Mapcode National: GBR SKB.6CQ
Mapcode Global: VHKDV.CPP8
Entry Name: Moat House
Listing Date: 22 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1198478
English Heritage Legacy ID: 279948
Location: Ringshall, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Ringshall
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Ringshall St Catherine
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
RINGSHALL WATTISHAM ROAD
TM 05 SW
5/173 Moat House
Former farmhouse. Circa 1400, with alterations of mid C16 and early C17.
2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roofs: a cross-wing to left
and a lean-to right. An early C17 axial chimney of red brick has a central
pilaster shaft. Mid C20 small-pane casements, and boarded entrance door at
side. The central 2-bay open hall has good features of early C15: heavy close-
studding, with minimal tension bracing. A blocked doorway with 2-centred head
leading to the parlour (the latter was apparently demolished and rebuilt as
a leanto in C18 or c19). Fine open crownpost truss: the slightly-cambered tie-
beam is moulded with double roll and hollow chamfer; one of a pair of arch-
braces of 2-centred curvature (mainly concealed, the second is missing); large
octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and base, and thick 4-way braces.
Circa 1550, an upper floor was inserted in the hall with beams and joists well-
moulded with a sunk hollow chamfer; and a wide lintelled fireplace was positioned
in the cross-entry. The cross-wing may be original, but remodelled in c17 to
provide a parlour with brick arched fireplace, and again in mid C20. Associated
partial medieval moat.
Listing NGR: TM0182552240
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