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Abbey House

A Grade II Listed Building in Monk Soham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2432 / 52°14'35"N

Longitude: 1.2446 / 1°14'40"E

OS Eastings: 621605

OS Northings: 265516

OS Grid: TM216655

Mapcode National: GBR VM0.9H2

Mapcode Global: VHL9W.JW97

Entry Name: Abbey House

Listing Date: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281582

Location: Monk Soham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Monk Soham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Monk Soham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

MONK SOHAM SCHOOL ROAD
TM 26 NW
2/158 Abbey House
-
- II

House, formerly the rectory. Dated 1846, by S.S. Teulon. Red brick with
white brick dressings and further embellishment in black-brick. Brick dentil
eaves cornice, brick copings to gables. Roof of mid C20 concrete pantiles,
originally plaintiled. 2 storeys and attic. Irregular form. Entrance front
(east), garden front (west) and south front each have a shaped gable with
integral stack. Plain gable to north. Various sash windows with slender
glazing bars; chamfered reveals. East and west fronts each have 2 tripartite
windows, those to ground floor within shallow square bays with hipped roofs.
Lean-to open porch with drop finials; semi-glazed door, probably the original
altered. Opposite doorway to west has 3-centre arched head; the door has 6
narrow panels, the upper 3 glazed. Above is a good 3-centre arched stair
window with Y tracery and a transom; decorative glazing with a pattern of
linked circles. South front has ground floor canted bay with French windows:
this is probably a slightly later addition. To north, a square turret with
pyramidal roof was for W.C.'s. Attic lit by mid C20 flush rooflights; there
was a gabled dormer to east. Contemporary lean-to and enclosed service yard
to north; gateway to east has piers with ball finials. Interior. Well stair
with 2 balusters per tread, each pair alternately twisted and turned. Plans
and specifications for the house are in the Parsonage House Papers (ref. FM1)
at the Suffolk Record Office.


Listing NGR: TM2160565516

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