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Latitude: 51.9812 / 51°58'52"N
Longitude: 0.9613 / 0°57'40"E
OS Eastings: 603463
OS Northings: 235551
OS Grid: TM034355
Mapcode National: GBR SM2.PW9
Mapcode Global: VHKFM.MG2L
Entry Name: The Old Guildhall
Listing Date: 22 February 1955
Last Amended: 29 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1351626
English Heritage Legacy ID: 277250
Location: Higham, Babergh, Suffolk, CO7
Civil Parish: Higham
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Higham St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
HIGHAM HIGHAM ROAD
TM 03 NW
The Old Guildhall
22.2.55 (formerly listed as
Ye Olde Gildhall)
House. Later C16 with possible earlier origins. Rear wing probably C17. C20
renovation. Timber-framed, rendered. Red brick stack. Thatched roof, some plain
tiles to rear. T-plan. Two-storey, 3-cell front range, single-storey rear wing.
Evidence for former lobby entry, entrance now by C20 brick porch to left return.
2-light horizontal sashes with glazing bars. Date plaque c.1550 relates to C20
renovation. Off-centre ridge stack, hipped roof. Rear cross wing has red brick
stack to gable end. Interior framing exposed in part, jowled posts, wall studding.
Shutter groove and diamond mullion mortices to left return wall. Deep chamfered
beam and exposed joists to hall. Stairs behind stack. Cambered tie beams, that to
right end room has centred pegged mortice, possibly relating to former crown post.
Clasped purlin roof. No evidence to support guildhall status.
Listing NGR: TM0346335551
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