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Thatched Cottage the Thumb Bit

A Grade II Listed Building in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2966 / 52°17'47"N

Longitude: 0.9311 / 0°55'52"E

OS Eastings: 599970

OS Northings: 270543

OS Grid: TL999705

Mapcode National: GBR SH5.VM8

Mapcode Global: VHKD2.3J3S

Entry Name: Thatched Cottage the Thumb Bit

Listing Date: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352529

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281771

Location: Walsham-le-Willows, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walsham-le-Willows

Built-Up Area: Walsham Le Willows

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walsham-le-Willows St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


2/26 Thatched Cottage &
The Thumb Bit


House, divided into 2. Early C17. Timber framed, with old comb-pargetted
render. Thatched roof, hipped on right, gabled on left. 1½ storeys. One
internal chimney stack with a large plain shaft of old brick, and an end
stack, set externally on the left, with old brick laid in English Bond to the
lower courses. One square-headed dormer with a 2-light casement window;
horizontal glazing bars to lights. To the left of the internal stack one 3-
light C20 metal casement window and one 2-light casement window with 6 panes
to each light. To the right of the stack, one 2-light and one single light
window, both casements, with 6-pane lights. Half-glazed C20 door in a lobby-
entrance position. Thatched Cottage has only one ground floor room with plain
joists set flat; no other timbering visible. The Thumb Bit (to right of
stack) has plain joists set flat on the ground floor, and a main beam set on
edge, which may indicate that there was a smoke-bay before the brick chimney.
The present fireplace is C20, built forward from the face of the stack. On
the upper floor, one tie-beam removed. In the gable end, housings for 2
adjacent 4-light diamond-mullioned windows. Exposed roof with clasped
purlins. A single storey red brick lean-to along the whole rear.

Listing NGR: TL9997070543

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