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The Moat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Monewden, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1785 / 52°10'42"N

Longitude: 1.2746 / 1°16'28"E

OS Eastings: 623983

OS Northings: 258418

OS Grid: TM239584

Mapcode National: GBR VMT.K26

Mapcode Global: VHLB9.1HQT

Entry Name: The Moat House

Listing Date: 27 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286573

Location: Monewden, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Monewden

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Monewden St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

TM 25 NW

House, formerly the rectory. Circa late C16 or C17, remodelled and extended in
circa 1847. Gault brick in Flemish bond, plastered timber frame at rear.
Gable-ended roof, slated over front range, and more steeply pitched tile roof over
back range. Brick axial stacks.

Double depth plan. The original house, the long back range with an axial stack
was relegated to service rooms when in circa 1847 the front range was added; the
addition comprises a central stair hall with a principal room either side. Later
outshuts at rear.

2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window east front. Three 16-pane sashes on first floor,
20-pane French casements on ground floor and central doorway, all with moulded
cast-iron lintels on console brackets, the doorway with rectangular overlight with
glazing bars and panelled and glazed door. Similar cast-iron lintels over sashes
in end walls. Back range is 2 storeys and attic with central gabled dormer and
2 single storey outshuts.

Interior: Most of the mid Cl9 interior features survive including joinery and
marble chimneypieces, those on first floor complete with cast-iron grates. Good
open-well staircase with stick balusters and moulded mahogany handrail up to
column newels. The ceiling of the entrance hall by the staircase is supported on
a cast-iron column. In the back range the central room has exposed chamfered
cross-beam supported on a large jowled post and on the first floor some wall-posts,
wall-plates and tie-beams are exposed.

Note: A drawing for the remodelling of the house (in the possession of the owner)
is signed David Smith-(Hunt?) and dated 1847.

Listing NGR: TM2398358418

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

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