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Yewtree House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stonham Earl, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1976 / 52°11'51"N

Longitude: 1.0687 / 1°4'7"E

OS Eastings: 609815

OS Northings: 259922

OS Grid: TM098599

Mapcode National: GBR TL1.700

Mapcode Global: VHLB5.G1T4

Entry Name: Yewtree House

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279355

Location: Stonham Earl, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Stonham Earl

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Earl Stonham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 05 NE

Yewtree House


House; early C15 with alterations of c.1600. A 3-cell open-hall house. 1
storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered; the C16 set-forward wing to
left has good cable-pattern pargetting in large panels. Half-hipped thatched
roof with axial and internal end chimneys of red brick. One gabled thatched
casement dormer. C19 small-pane casements. Two C18 or early C19 boarded
entrance doors. An unusually complete example of a medieval house: The
cross-entry has unaltered twin 4-centred arched service doorways and massive
rear 2-centred arched entrance doorway. From the cross-entry also leads the
original staircase of triangular blocks with clap-boarded partition. Complete
coupled-rafter roofs exposed in all 3 cells. Blocked open hall windows
leaving evidence for square mullions. Widely-spaced heavy studwork with
convex arched wind-bracing. The arch-braced tie beam has been removed from
the centre of the hall, and a heavy 1st floor structure with chamfered joists
inserted, together with a large chimney against the upper end of the hall, all
in late C16. A wing was added to the front of the parlour cell also in C16,
of 2 bays, with a cross-entry and end chimney. It is almost entirely of
reused medieval timber, some of which is of c.1300 or earlier. Both wall
plates have redundant notched-lap joints of this period, but the open truss is
probably later; it has a strongly cambered tie-beam with heavy chamfered
braces, both perhaps of C15 origin. Complete set of rafters from a coupled-
rafter roof.

Included as grade II* because a good and exceptionally little-
altered example of a rural C15 house.

Listing NGR: TM0981559922

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

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