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The Sorrel Horse Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Sharpstone Street, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1206 / 52°7'14"N

Longitude: 1.1033 / 1°6'11"E

OS Eastings: 612545

OS Northings: 251467

OS Grid: TM125514

Mapcode National: GBR TM1.3R3

Mapcode Global: VHLBD.2YMP

Entry Name: The Sorrel Horse Inn

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279206

Location: Barham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Barham

Built-Up Area: Sharpstone Street

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Claydon and Barham St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
3/13 The Sorrel Horse Inn
- II
Public house, late C15 or early C16 with alterations of C17 and mid C19. A 3-
cell open hall house with cross-passage entrance. 2 storeys and attics.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof with a C19 gabled casement
dormer. A C17 axial chimney of red brick; another at the left-hand gable was
largely rebuilt in C18/C19. Mid C19 sashes, those at the ground floor having
small panes and hinged panelled external shutters. A single storey C19
parapetted extension at the front has similar windows. C19 entrance doorway
in the cross-passage position has a mid C20 battened oak door. The open hall
was built in 2 unequal bays. Twin doorways with altered 4-centred arched
heads led to che service rooms to left, which were later united. The open
truss has a cambered tie-beam with evidence for large arch braces - these have
gone but the supporting shaft for one of them is visible in the bar. The hall
roof is smoke-blackened from the open hearth. A crown-post system remains
over the parlour cell, but has been removed from the hall roof (if it
existed). Arch-braced close-studwork and large unmoulded 1st floor joists are
exposed at the ena cells. A chimney was inserted between the hall and parlour
and an upper floor over the hall, in C17. A rear service wing and an outshut
were added in C18 or C19.

Listing NGR: TM1254551467

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