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Merryvale House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashfield cum Thorpe, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2125 / 52°12'44"N

Longitude: 1.233 / 1°13'58"E

OS Eastings: 620970

OS Northings: 262065

OS Grid: TM209620

Mapcode National: GBR VMD.6KY

Mapcode Global: VHLB2.BN69

Entry Name: Merryvale House

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 24 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281434

Location: Ashfield cum Thorpe, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Ashfield cum Thorpe

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ashfield-cum-Thorpe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 26 SW

5/10 Merryvale House
9/12/55 (formerly listed as

- II

Former farmhouse. Early C16 with c.1600 stack and parlour addition to right.
Restored 1930's. Timber framed and rendered. Thatched roof, hipped over
service end to left. 3-cell, cross-entry type. 2 storeys and attic. Various
casement windows of C20. Remains of small upper window of c.1600 below stack.
C20 plank door and gabled porch built of re-used timbers, the 2-centred
entrance arch a former medieval doorway; these timbers are said to come from a
house at Easton. Stack has original axial shaft. Later gable stack to left.
Interior. Some exposed studding; reverse-curved braces to earlier phase.
Incomplete diamond-mullioned window in hall chamber. One 4-centre arched
service doorway, now blocked, and evidence for the other. Hall ceiling has
very heavy plain joists, only partly exposed; the bridging beam had a shafted
soffit and was knee-braced to the wallposts. Arched-braced cambered tie beam
over hall chamber. Roof was of coupled-rafter form, still intact over upper
bay of hall where it is sooted. Remainder of roof, unsooted, is largely
rebuilt. Timbers in upper bay of hall chamber are also sooted, suggesting an
original timber flue extending only to first floor level. Parlour end has
contemporary upper ceiling and clasped purlin roof. Intact parlour chamber
fireplace. 2 small C17 cupboards to side of hall fireplace.

Listing NGR: TM2097062065

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

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