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Red House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witnesham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1075 / 52°6'26"N

Longitude: 1.1918 / 1°11'30"E

OS Eastings: 618669

OS Northings: 250266

OS Grid: TM186502

Mapcode National: GBR VNH.VHV

Mapcode Global: VHLBM.L9X8

Entry Name: Red House

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286015

Location: Witnesham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Witnesham

Built-Up Area: Witnesham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Witnesham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1/53 Red House

- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16 with alterations of c.1600 and C17. 3-cell cross-passage
entrance plan; hall range with 2 crosswings. 2 storeys; the left-hand parlour
cross-wing of c.1600 with attics. Red brick, mainly C16 work with
alterations, some original diaper patterning in burnt headers. The parlour
wing is mainly timber-framed with brick-nogging, with only its front wall of
brick; corner pilasters, moulded band at 1st floor, and crow-stepped parapet
gable. Plaintiled roof with internal C17 chimney of red brick; a central
raking dormer. Mainly late C18 or C19 wooden windows with slender mullions
and transomes and metal casements; those in the parlour wing are set into
reduced original openings, with pediments of carved brick at ground and 1st
floors. C17 plank entrance door with open C20 lean-to plaintiled porch. The
mid C16 hall has a plank and muntin cross-passage screen, probably
repositioned; in the chamber above is an original mullioned window of wood,
with later leaded glazing. The parlour, probably added c.1600, has a fine
plaster ceiling, with mouldings encasing the main beams and a running
strapwork pattern on the soffit. In each quadrant are repeated floral
designs. Also in the parlour is a C16 ogee-headed linenfold panelled door;
the arched head of the doorway has rosette-carved spandrils. To right is an
extension of the service wing in red brick, of C16 or early C17.

Listing NGR: TM1866950266

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