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Tower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mendlesham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.25 / 52°14'59"N

Longitude: 1.0826 / 1°4'57"E

OS Eastings: 610521

OS Northings: 265786

OS Grid: TM105657

Mapcode National: GBR TK8.Y9T

Mapcode Global: VHL9S.QQ61

Plus Code: 9F4363XM+X3

Entry Name: Tower House

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281625

Location: Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Mendlesham

Built-Up Area: Mendlesham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Mendlesham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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7/40 Tower House

House. In 2 main phases: to right of stack, early C17 with possible earlier
origins; to left of stack an in-line later C17 addition. Timber framed and
rendered, plaintiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. 5 windows, casements of 2-6
lights with mid C20 square-leaded glass. Central lobby entrance: architrave
with fluted colonnettes and a cornice; the door, in 2 leaves, has 6 flush
panels with reeded surrounds. To extreme right is a further doorway: moulded
architrave with dripboard, half-glazed door. 2 flat-roofed dormers with
square-leaded windows. Internal stack has plain C17 axial shaft. Later stack
at left gable end. Interior. Modernised. In earlier phase, main upper room
has exposed studs, plaster-encased floorbeams and square joists. Ceiling of
room below has chamfered beam with lamb's tongue stops, the joists concealed.
Butt purlin roof, not fully exposed. Most of timbers in later phase are
concealed, those at left end showing damage from a fire. Rebuilt newel stair
by stack. A ground floor fireplace with fluted carved surround and adjacent
segmental-headed cupboard, both restored mid C20. Much C18 joinery, some C19
cast iron grates. Small part of earlier phase now incorporated in No.1, Front
Street (qv. Item 7/45).

Listing NGR: TM1052165786

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