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The Red Lion

A Grade II Listed Building in Debenham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2253 / 52°13'31"N

Longitude: 1.1809 / 1°10'51"E

OS Eastings: 617347

OS Northings: 263335

OS Grid: TM173633

Mapcode National: GBR VM3.KCC

Mapcode Global: VHLB1.FB4F

Entry Name: The Red Lion

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281519

Location: Debenham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Debenham

Built-Up Area: Debenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Debenham St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

DEBENHAM HIGH STREET (west side)
TM 16 SE
6/95 No.8 (The Red Lion)
9.12.55 (formerly listed as Red
Lion Hotel)

GV II

Originally brewhouse and anciliary range of the Gild of the Holy Trinity,
associated with the adjacent guildhall (qv. Item 6/96). Now a public house.
A complex building. Probably mid C15 south wing, extending to rear, part of
which contained the brewhouse; immediately to the north is the remains of a
C15 porch. Rest of front range is mid C16 rebuilding of earlier work, with
further C16 work to rear of south wing. Re-fronted mid C19. Timber framed,
the facade with brick casing, smooth-rendered to imitate ashlar. Plaintiled
roof to front range, the south wing pantiled. 2 storeys. Corner block was
jettied: there is the upper part of a fine corner post with traceried carving.
An adjacent section of jetty faces south, under which is an embattled mid
rail. 4-bay front: inset sash windows with glazing bars. Blank panel over
main doorway. Mid C20 semi-glazed doors. Projecting wrought iron bracket for
a sign, probably C19. Gable stack to right, internal stack in front section
of south wing. One-bay return to south with similar sash windows. Interior.
Brewhouse comprised 3 bays of south wing immediately behind the front bay, and
was unfloored. Intact studding on upper floor shows evidence for a long range
of north-facing windows with vertically-sliding shutters. Plain crown-post
roof, substantially intact, originally hipped at the rear gable end. C17
inserted upper floor. Porch originally of 2 bays; the missing bay projected
into the street. Upper portion of rear bay is visible, together with a
fragment of the king-post roof. South side of porch has solid arched braces
and was open to the adjoining room in the front of the south wing. C16 work
to north has chamfered-joist ceiling to ground floor. Narrow end bay contains
inserted stack: the ground floor fireplace has a good lintol with moulding and
rope-pattern carving; mutilated embattled lintol to upper fireplace. Over the
front range is a much altered plain crown-post roof. An upper room in the
front range has a fine ceiling of very late C16: interlaced moulded ribs with
pendants; Fleur-de-lys, Tudor rose and leaf motifs. 2 sides have a frieze of
vine foliage, and across the centre is a moulded beam with the initials of
George and Elizabeth Harrison. This ceiling is now in several rooms.
Bloodhall Manor rentals of 1463 mention a bakehouse and 'le Gyeylynghows'
(brewhouse) of the Gild. For structural drawings see Mr T. Easton, Bedfield
Hall.


Listing NGR: TM1734763335

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