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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1032336
English Heritage Legacy ID: 281434
Location: Ashfield cum Thorpe, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
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
ASHFIELD CUM THORPE THE STREET
TM 26 SW
5/10 Merryvale House
9/12/55 (formerly listed as
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
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