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Old Swan House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cretingham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2088 / 52°12'31"N

Longitude: 1.255 / 1°15'17"E

OS Eastings: 622488

OS Northings: 261727

OS Grid: TM224617

Mapcode National: GBR VMF.D3W

Mapcode Global: VHLB2.PRT2

Entry Name: Old Swan House

Listing Date: 15 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198524

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286465

Location: Cretingham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Cretingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Cretingham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

CRETINGHAM (Off) SWAN LANE
TM 26 SW
(West side)
1/51
- Old Swan House
- II

House. Mid C16. Timber framed with pebbledashed colourwashed render and a
plain tile roof. Two storeys. Five-cell plan with later C16 2 1/2 bay
addition. Hall with added parlour and C18 extension. Entrance front: to
left and right are outshuts, that at left a single-storey lean-to, that at
right of 2 storeys with a shallow-pitched roof. Between these are two
ground floor 3-light C19 casements and to the first floor at right is a 3-
light similar casement and to the left a sash window of 4 x 4 panes. The
right hand gable end has a 4-light C20 ground floor window and a 2-light
first floor window with a single-light attic window. Rear: all C20
fenestration. C20 front doorway to the ground floor at left of centre. To
the ground floor at right of this are a 3-light, a 6-light, two single-
light and at left one 3-light C19 casement and at far left a pair of C19
French windows. To the first floor are two 3-light and four 2-light
casements and 2 gabled dormers to the attic, each of 2 lights. To the
ridge at right is a stack of 2 flues and at left, slightly below the ridge,
is one of three flues.
Interior: Two bay hall with signs of 2 service rooms and their doorways and
a 2-bay parlour. Close studding and massive broach-stopped ceiling beams
to the hall with wide flat joists which appears to be the original plan
form and not a later insertion. Later, inserted chimney stack to the 1/2-bay
with 2 hearths. Socket for crown post in attic but no apparent soot
blackening.


Listing NGR: TM2248861727

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