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30, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4839 / 52°29'1"N

Longitude: 1.7567 / 1°45'24"E

OS Eastings: 655164

OS Northings: 293965

OS Grid: TM551939

Mapcode National: GBR YTB.6YY

Mapcode Global: VHN3X.DTJQ

Entry Name: 30, High Street

Listing Date: 13 December 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391296

Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Town: Waveney

Electoral Ward/Division: Harbour

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lowestoft Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


914-1/8/18 (East side)
13/12/49 No.30


Merchant's house. C16, remodelled and re-clad in mid C19.
Brick. Slate to front roof slope, black-glazed pantiles to
2 storeys and dormer attic. Door set to left within a timber
case and hood. The door has 6 fielded panels under a plain
overlight. One large late C20 plate-glass window lights the
ground floor. 2 sashes to the first floor with margin glazing
and gauged skewback arches. Gabled roof with one central
gabled dormer with glazed sides: 2/2 horned sash. No stacks.
The rear is of 3 storeys owing to slope in ground. Full-height
C19 canted window bay with plate-glass sashes; the middle
sashes have margin glazing.
INTERIOR. The ground floor has a partitioned passage providing
a hall-way from the front door, but in the mid C16 it was one
room, probably a shop. Roll-moulded cruciform bridging beams
decorated on the under surface with relief-carved stylised
vine trail. The joists are roll-moulded with splayed end
stops. Against the east wall is a blocked fireplace with a
timber chimneypiece of c1580; roll-moulded bressumer, replaced
roll-moulded jambs; strap-work frieze and an upper cornice
with scrolled leaf-trail and an urn. The fireplace itself is
lined with a complete set of C17 Delft tiles of a variety of
designs: Neptune, dolphins, sea-monsters, castles and ships
The design of the cornice is replicated in a timber cornice
under the wall plate to the south side (within the entrance
hall area) and the joists have been cut to allow the insertion
of a staircase c1700, when the building became purely domestic
at ground-floor level. 2 twisted balusters per tread, open
string, 3 heavy turned newels with ball finials, moulded
handrail. The stairs survive in one flight only.
The east ground-floor room is heated from an early C18 eared
fireplace with egg-and-dart surround.

Listing NGR: TM5516493965

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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