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Church Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rattlesden, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.194 / 52°11'38"N

Longitude: 0.8933 / 0°53'35"E

OS Eastings: 597847

OS Northings: 259027

OS Grid: TL978590

Mapcode National: GBR SJG.JMX

Mapcode Global: VHKDM.F3LY

Entry Name: Church Cottage

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Last Amended: 18 April 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280859

Location: Rattlesden, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Rattlesden

Built-Up Area: Rattlesden

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Rattlesden St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

RATTLESDEN LOWER STREET
TL 95 NE
3/106 Church Cottage (formerly
- listed as Old Moat House,
15.11.54 The Butts)
GV II*
House, mid C15. An open hall house with a crosswing to left; the parlour cell
to right was demolished C19 or earlier. Hall of one storey and attics,
crosswing of 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered with close-studding
exposed. The wing is jettied on 3 sides facing the road and churchyard, with
spur corner posts at two corners, having shallow mouldings to the capitals
(one missing). The underside of the jetty has a plaster coving added perhaps
in C18. Early C17 console brackets at the gable. Plaintiled roofs, the
cross-wing with C19 pierced and fluted bargeboards. An axial chimney, the
shaft rebuilt in C19 red and gault brick. 3-light casements of C18, and two
C20 replacements. Late C18 or early C19 6-panelled door at cross-entry
position (to right is one jamb of the original doorway, with 2-centred
curvature). The cross-wing is in 2 bays, with evidence for wide mullioned
windows at back and front. At the front of the west wall to the churchyard is
a blocked shop window with 4-centred head, and evidence for another adjacent.
Coupled rafter roof. The open hall is in two unequal bays, with a complete
smoke-encrusted roof. Strongly cambered tie beam at the open truss with 4-
centred very heavy archbraces and evidence for pilasters beneath. A cross-
quadrate crownpost with 4-way plank braces, offset from the centre of the
shaft. Plain inserted 1st floor in hall, of late C16/early C17, the binding
beam lodged over the transomes of the original hall window.


Listing NGR: TL9773959041

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