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Guildhall Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Yaxley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.324 / 52°19'26"N

Longitude: 1.111 / 1°6'39"E

OS Eastings: 612101

OS Northings: 274096

OS Grid: TM121740

Mapcode National: GBR TJJ.CP9

Mapcode Global: VHL9F.6VPB

Plus Code: 9F4384F6+H9

Entry Name: Guildhall Cottage

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Last Amended: 14 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279601

Location: Yaxley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Yaxley

Built-Up Area: Yaxley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Yaxley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 17 SW
3/145 Guildhall Cottage
29.7.55 (formerly listed as
Guildhall Cottages)

- II*

Former guildhall, converted to a house, then to 4 almshouses and back to a
house. Early C16 for Guild of St. Thomas Martyr; extended and converted mid
to late C16, probably for F. Sherman, altered C18 and C20. Timber frame with
some brick casing, plastered. Black glazed pantiled roof. Originally 6 bays
with an open first floor hall, entrance and smoke hood at left or lower end.
Extended with a large parlour bay to left with a massive end stack. Always 2
storeys. Part brick cased to front in C20, C20 casements with a door at lower
end of original building. Boxed eaves. C16 left end stack with 2 ornamental
quatrefoils in chamfered recesses near eaves, later buttresses on end wall,
coped gable parapet, rebuilt diagonally set shaft. Right end later internal
stack with rebuilt diagonally set shaft and brick end wall, offsets on both
gable ends. Scattered openings to rear. Interior: ground floor close
studding altered with no signs of original entrances, deeply chamfered crossed
binding beams, stop chamfered joists, chamfered storey posts, C19 inserted
stack to centre now truncated. First floor: original 4-centred arched
doorhead to rear at lower end suggesting an external stair, original left end
wall shows evidence of smoke hood, both end walls have reverse curved arched
bracing. 2 formerly open trusses have unjowled posts with square rebates,
arched braces to stop chamfered cambered tie beams. Traces of original window
openings of up to 6 lights with moulded jambs and mullions with 4 roll moulds
and cavetto angles, a large sill to front at upper end for original oriel
window. Arched braced collar roof, stop chamfered butt purlins and principals,
ridge piece, light smoke blackening. Parlour addition has close studding,
stop chamfered axial binding beam, huge fireplace with 16 foot stop chamfered
bressumer, traces of a 4-centred arch in brick to rear of fireplace, had
arched braces to tie beam, 2 bay roof with cambered collars, chamfered butt

Listing NGR: TM1210174096

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