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Paxes House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wetheringsett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.253 / 52°15'10"N

Longitude: 1.1151 / 1°6'54"E

OS Eastings: 612719

OS Northings: 266216

OS Grid: TM127662

Mapcode National: GBR TKB.LRV

Mapcode Global: VHL9T.8MVQ

Entry Name: Paxes House

Listing Date: 14 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281709

Location: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

Built-Up Area: Wetheringsett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wetheringsett All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
- Paxes House

-- II
Former farmhouse, the left room latterly used as a shop. First half of C16:
the left cell is the earlier but is much altered, the remainder was remodelled
in early C17 when the stack was inserted. Renovated 1980's. Timber framed
and rendered, thatched roof. 3 cells. 2 storeys. 3 windows, small-paned 3-
light casements, the upper windows old, those on the ground floor replaced
1980's. Lobby entry: gabled porch with battened plank door. Stack has plain
axial shaft of narrow brick. Interior. Main phase comprised hall and service
end: partly exposed heavy studding with arched corner braces. Blocked cross-
entry doorways, that at the front formerly with an arched head. Hall bridging
beam has large chamfer without stops; the joists are concealed. Evidence for
possible smoke hood at upper end of hall: smoke-blackened timbers, additional
tie beam, now removed. Stack inserted into lower bay of hall; at same time
the service end was given a new ceiling of regular plain joists set flat and
turned into a parlour. Open fireplaces on ground floor, one under repair at
time of survey. C19 newel stair. Left cell has much replacement studding;
evidence for diamond-mullioned gable end window on ground floor. Plain
ceiling joists with trimming for ladder stair. Roof over hall of irregular

Listing NGR: TM1271966216

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

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