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The Beeches

A Grade II Listed Building in Occold, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2926 / 52°17'33"N

Longitude: 1.1603 / 1°9'37"E

OS Eastings: 615617

OS Northings: 270758

OS Grid: TM156707

Mapcode National: GBR VLB.65R

Mapcode Global: VHL9N.2M8V

Plus Code: 9F4375V6+24

Entry Name: The Beeches

Listing Date: 23 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281323

Location: Occold, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Occold

Built-Up Area: Occold

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Occold St Michael

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 17 SE
1/42 The Beeches
- II

House; was parish poorhouse in C19 and subsequently 3 or 4 cottages.
Renovated from dereliction 1968-70. C15 core with C16 additions. Timber
framed and plastered. Roof plaintiled to front and pantiled to rear. 2
storeys and attic. 5 windows, late C19 and C20 small-paned casements. Mid
C20 half-glazed door and doorcase with gabled hood. Internal stack, entirely
rebuilt mid C20. Gable stack to right. Core comprises a former open hall.
The open truss has a flat arched-braced tie beam carrying an exceptionally
large (over 2m high) octagonal crown-post with moulded base and cap and 4-way
bracing. Many of the C15 rafters survive, together with remains of studded
front and end walls, all sooted. The front wallplate has mortices for a
diamond-mullioned hall window and at the service end a splayed scarf joint
(mostly concealed). Inserted floor has axial bridging beam and chamfered
joists. Beyond this is a floor of poorer quality with plain square joists,
partly cut for a mid C20 stair. The cell to the left of the stack is a late
C16 parlour addition: exposed studding; ground floor ceiling beams with traces
of original red ochre decoration; wind-braced roof of clasped purlin form.

Listing NGR: TM1561770758

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