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Croft Cottages the Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Wattisfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3294 / 52°19'45"N

Longitude: 0.9482 / 0°56'53"E

OS Eastings: 600986

OS Northings: 274235

OS Grid: TM009742

Mapcode National: GBR SGT.SN8

Mapcode Global: VHKCW.DQ45

Entry Name: Croft Cottages the Cottage

Listing Date: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032165

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281858

Location: Wattisfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wattisfield

Built-Up Area: Wattisfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wattisfield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/113 No.1 Croft Cottages &
The Cottage


House, divided into 2. Early C17, with indications of an earlier core.
Timber-framed and rendered; colour-washed brick laid in rat trap bond to left
gable end; thatched roof with decorated ridge, half-hipped on left; an
internal chimney-stack with a plain shaft of old red brick, and an external
stack with rendered shaft on the right gable end. 2 storeys and attics; 3-
cell form. 2-light small-paned C20 casement windows and plank door. A small
single-storey extension, rendered, with roman tiles, projects from the left
end of the front: this was the former parish Reading Room. No.l occupies
2/3rds of the range, with a 2-cell division inside. To the left of the stack,
2 bays with evidence of alterations: a tie-beam has been removed; housings for
a 4-light diamond-mullioned window on the upper front wall; joists of ceiling
to ground floor resting on clamps, so possibly inserted. The large main beam
has a chamfer with lamb's tongue stop and bar. To the right of stack, end
wall exposed: good studding, long arched braces. Open fireplace with plain
timber lintel to ground floor left, and a small upper fireplace. Attic to
left of stack with poor clasped purlin roof which may be a replacement. The
fill occupies the 3rd cell of the range: one 2-light window to the upper
floor and one 3-light to the ground floor, both c.1980 casements with arched
heads to lights. A single-storey lean-to on the gable end contains the C20
plank entrance door. Interior with good close-studding. In the partition
wall a blocked 4-centred doorway with arched spandrels; ground floor ceiling
with heavy unchamfered joists and a chamfered main beam with cut-off stops and
small solid supporting braces. The gable-end fireplace has a plain cambered
lintel with chamfer and cut-off stops to match the main beam. Beside it, the
remains of a 3-light diamond-mullioned window, and evidence for another in the
room above. Only rafters exposed in the attic.

Listing NGR: TM0098674235

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

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