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1, 2 and 3 Guildhall

A Grade II Listed Building in Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3025 / 52°18'9"N

Longitude: 0.9317 / 0°55'54"E

OS Eastings: 599981

OS Northings: 271201

OS Grid: TL999712

Mapcode National: GBR SH5.NC5

Mapcode Global: VHKD2.3DD7

Plus Code: 9F428W3J+2M

Entry Name: 1, 2 and 3 Guildhall

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Last Amended: 15 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281812

Location: Walsham-le-Willows, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walsham-le-Willows

Built-Up Area: Walsham Le Willows

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walsham-le-Willows St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description

TM 07 SW
3/67
15/11/54

WALSHAM LE WILLOWS
THE STREET (NORTH SIDE)
Nos. 1,2 & 3 Guildhall
(formerly listed as Guildhall, Church Street)

GV
II

A row of 3 cottages, formerly 4, but originally a single building. C16.
Timber-framed and weatherboarded; plaintiled roof, hipped on left, gabled on
right. 2 storeys: 6 bays. 2 internal red brick chimney-stacks, one C16 with
4 attached rectangular shafts set diagonally on a rectangular base, the other
later with a high plain square shaft: both appear from inside to be
insertions. Various 2-light and 3-light C20 casement windows, some small-
paned; 4 plank doors, irregularly spaced. A fire insurance sign on the upper
front wall. High quality very heavy timberwork inside: exposed ground-floor
ceilings have main beams with 3"-4" chamfers and triangle stops; wide closely-
spaced unchamfered joists. At the west end (part of No.1) one bay has the
remains of a characteristic service-end arrangement, with evidence for
doorways, dividing partition, and the slide for a blocked window on the rear
wall. Exposed studding also in this one bay, the studs very closely-spaced.
On the upper floor, tie-beams without braces, roof with principal rafters.
This is a puzzling building said on documentary evidence to be a rebuilding on
the site of the former parish guildhall, but, from the quality of the
structure, more likely to be a conversion of the Guildhall building itself.

Listing NGR: TL9998171201

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