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The Gardeners Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tostock, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2362 / 52°14'10"N

Longitude: 0.8627 / 0°51'45"E

OS Eastings: 595570

OS Northings: 263643

OS Grid: TL955636

Mapcode National: GBR RGJ.NYL

Mapcode Global: VHKDD.W2X1

Plus Code: 9F426VP7+F3

Entry Name: The Gardeners Arms Public House

Listing Date: 9 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032396

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281268

Location: Tostock, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Tostock

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Tostock St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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The Gardeners Arms Public House


Public house, c.1600 with core of late C14. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-entry
plan, (the C14 parlour cell to right is of cross-wing form). Timber-framed
and roughcast. Plaintiled roof (hipped at left hand end). An axial chimney,
the shaft rebuilt in C20 red brick. Late C19 or early C20 small-pane
casements. Mid C20 glazed panelled door at cross-entry position: a C19 half-
glazed 4-panelled door in the parlour to right. Interior: The 2-bay cross-wing
has plain late C14 framing exposed at 1st storey. Walls have widely-spaced
studding with arch windbraces. A partition truss retains a fragment of
crownpost roof, with long cranked rising braces up from the tiebeam. Although
much rebuilt in C20, the roof has collars mortised into the rafters, not
halved: a feature not normally found after 1400 in Suffolk. The westernmost
bay has smoke-encrustation, suggesting that an open hall existed here until
partially demolished c.1600. The later section has a 2-bay hall and service
cell: close-studding with diamond-mullioned window evidence, and clasped
purlin roof. In the bar, early C17 framing is exposed: close-studding and
chamfered ceiling joists laid flat. A wide lintelled C17 open fireplace has
jambs of reused limestone blocks; these are probably from the Abbey of St
Edmundsbury or another medieval building.

Listing NGR: TL9557063643

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