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Willy Lotts Cottage

A Grade I Listed Building in East Bergholt, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9583 / 51°57'30"N

Longitude: 1.022 / 1°1'19"E

OS Eastings: 607734

OS Northings: 233187

OS Grid: TM077331

Mapcode National: GBR TNW.17M

Mapcode Global: VHKFV.N1NK

Plus Code: 9F33X25C+8R

Entry Name: Willy Lotts Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278719

Also known as: Willy Lott's House
Gibeons Farm

ID on this website: 101033438

Location: Babergh, Suffolk, CO7

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: East Bergholt

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: East Bergholt St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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3/11 Willy Lott's Cottage



Farmhouse, now accommodation for Field Studies Centre. Late C16-C17. Timber-framed,
rendered. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks and brick plinth. Single-storey and
attic range of 2 bays with 2-storey, 2-bay cross wing to left and single-storey
cross wing to right. To centre range a plnk door in ovolo and hollow-chamfered
surround. Cross casement with leaded lights to left. Cross casements to ground
and first floor of cross wing and a further similar window to left return of single
storey range which has a 3-light diamond mullion window to gable end. Further cross
casements and plank door to rear. Stack between centre range and 2-storey range,
further stack to right gable end of centre range. Interior: centre range has red
brick inglenook with chamfered bressummer with bar stop. Chamfered spine beam with
lamb's tongue stop and exposed joists. Room to right has deep chamfered beam and
roll-moulded spine beam and exposed joists. Further red brick inglenook with
chamfered bressummer, 2-storey range has moulded beam and exposed joists. Closed-
string newel stair with onion pendant. First floor shows jowled posts. Grade I
listing reflects the importance of this building as part of the Flatford Mill group
and its significance in the work of the artist John Constable. Leased by the
National Trust to the Field Studies Council.

Listing NGR: TM0773433187

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