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Chapel House

A Grade II Listed Building in Horham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2965 / 52°17'47"N

Longitude: 1.2564 / 1°15'23"E

OS Eastings: 622146

OS Northings: 271478

OS Grid: TM221714

Mapcode National: GBR VL8.SL1

Mapcode Global: VHL9P.QJKW

Entry Name: Chapel House

Listing Date: 14 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280986

Location: Horham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Horham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Horham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 March 2017.

TM 27 SW,

Chapel House


House, probably once a farmhouse. Early C17. Single-storey flat-roofed wing
to east added c.1972 for the composer Benjamin Britten, and his partner
Peter Pears, who owned the house for many years prior to his death in 1976.
Timber framed, encased in colourwashed brick. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys and
attic. 2-cell, lobby entry type with a central stack. South front has 2 windows,
standard small-paned casements under segmental arches. Small C20 lean-to porch with side door; within the porch is a half-glazed 4-panel door. The main entrance is now to the north. The frame is partly exposed internally, with reverse-curved braces
and original window openings. Both ground-floor rooms have bridging beams
with nicked stop-chamfers, the joists concealed. Newel stairs, the attic
flight original. The roof has a single row of clasped purlins and cranked
wind braces.

Listing NGR: TM2214671478

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

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