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Briar Cottage shepherd's Close

A Grade II Listed Building in Fornham All Saints, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2739 / 52°16'26"N

Longitude: 0.6884 / 0°41'18"E

OS Eastings: 583513

OS Northings: 267376

OS Grid: TL835673

Mapcode National: GBR QDL.DVG

Mapcode Global: VHJGN.W38N

Plus Code: 9F427MFQ+H8

Entry Name: Briar Cottage shepherd's Close

Listing Date: 28 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284079

Location: Fornham All Saints, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Fornham All Saints

Built-Up Area: Fornham All Saints

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Fornham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/15 No.25(Briar Cottage)
- No.27 (Shepherd's Close)


House, formerly divided into 3, now into 2. Probably mid C17, but using some
older timbers. One-and-a-half storeys; basic 3-cell plan. Timber-framed and
plastered, with thatched roof. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red
brick shaft. C18 3-light and 2-light casement windows with cast iron frames,
pintle hinges and square-leaded panes; one eyebrow dormer with C20 diamond-
leaded panes to 2-light casement window. 2 plank doors. Interior of No.25
has timbers exposed and evidence of alterations and later partitioning; reused
timbers, some with external weathering; plain clasped side purlin roof with no
principal rafters, but several reused smoke-blackened timbers from a medieval
house. No 27 (to west of stack) has a very fine carved and moulded late C15
ceiling-beam placed in front of the chimney-stack. This has been shortened,
and clearly came from an important local building.

Listing NGR: TL8351367376

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

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