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Ashtree House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wissett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.356 / 52°21'21"N

Longitude: 1.4891 / 1°29'20"E

OS Eastings: 637688

OS Northings: 278837

OS Grid: TM376788

Mapcode National: GBR XNM.C95

Mapcode Global: VHM72.R1LP

Entry Name: Ashtree House

Listing Date: 23 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282134

Location: Wissett, Waveney, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Wissett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wissett St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


5/60 Ashtree House

- II

Former farmhouse. C16 and C17, with early C20 additions, probably by Herbert
Groom. Timber-framed, with exposed timbers on the front and early C20 brick
nogging; thatched roof with ornamental ridge. 2 storeys and attics. The
building consists of a 4-bay main range flanked by 2 matching lower sections,
all in the same style. 2 internal chimney-stacks, one at each end of the main
range, in matching style, with ornate brick shafts, moulded bases, and
attached starred caps. There are other similar, though not identical,
examples in the neighbourhood. 4-light mullion-and-transome style windows to
main range, 3-light casements to sides; and 4 3-light eyebrow dormers, all
with diamond leaded panes. Central plank door with arched spandrels to
surround. The oldest part of the building is the lower section on the left
end: 4" chamfer to main beam on the ground floor, ogee and reversed braces at
the corners in the room above, blocked original window, fireplace with an
arched timber lintel. The central range contained a 2-bay hall and 2 service
rooms, but all partition walls have been removed and the whole area made into
one large room. Original open fireplace on left, with a plain timber lintel;
later stack on right with a surround in ornate Edwardian Jacobean style.
Chamfer and curved stops to main beams and joists; good close studding. The
main posts have very long jowls and no bracing; in the rear wail, housings for
a 5-light mullioned window with hollow chamfer mouldings. Roof with
principals and cambered collars. The lower range on the right end is an
addition of circa 1900 in matching style. Various extensions at the rear, of
similar date, are rendered, with pantiled roofs.

Listing NGR: TM3768878837

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

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