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Rectory Hill Cottage Numbers 1 and 2 and St Marys Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Colchester, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9703 / 51°58'13"N

Longitude: 1.0164 / 1°0'59"E

OS Eastings: 607294

OS Northings: 234502

OS Grid: TM072345

Mapcode National: GBR SMB.KR9

Mapcode Global: VHKFN.KQPX

Plus Code: 9F33X2C8+4H

Entry Name: Rectory Hill Cottage Numbers 1 and 2 and St Marys Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 29 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278762

Location: East Bergholt, Babergh, Suffolk, CO7

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: East Bergholt

Built-Up Area: 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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Listing Text

(North Side)

6/54 Rectory Hill Cottage,
Nos 1 and 2 and St Mary's
22.2.55 Cottage
(Formerly listed as Estate
Cottages Nos 1 to 4)


Range of cottages. Rectory Hill and St Mary's Cottage probably C16 with later
alterations and additions. Nos 1 and 2 probably early C19 replacing earlier
structure. Timber-framed, rendered. Part underbuilt in painted brick and brick
additions. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. U-shaped group, Rectory Hill
Cottage stands gable end to street with range to right forming Nos 1 and 2, except for
the end bay to right which now forms part of St Mary's Cottage which occupies a
rear cross range. Later additions to rear of cross ranges. Two storeys, attic to
Rectory Hill Cottage. Rectory Hill Cottage: 4-bay frame, underbuilt in brick.
Canted bay under tiled roof containing small-paned casements. 3-light small-paned
casement above and 4-pane sash to gable. Steeply-pitched swept roof. Stack to
rear gable, now incorporated into later range. Left return has central half-glazed
door with C20 bay window to left and unequal sash with glazing bars to right. 8-
pane sashes above. Nos 1 and 2: half-glazed doors under bracketed tiled porch.
Horned sashes with glazing bars. First floor string course. Two ridge stacks.
St Mary's Cottage: 2-bay frame. Right return has C20 door in porch and C20 other
openings. Rear extension of probable C17 date. Interior: Rectory Hill Cottage
shows some framing including jowled posts and studded wall to first floor. First
floor front wall has pair of blocked 6-light windows with ovolo principal mullions
and diamond subsidiary mullions flanking C20 window. Clasped purlin roof. St 14ary's
Cottage: exposed framing. Originally jettied to rear. Inglenook fireplace with
stop-chamfered bressummer. Studded walls. 2-light blocked window to jettied wall
showing section of ovolo and cavetto chamfered mullion. Spiral newel stair adjacent
to stack. First floor: fireplace with chamfered elliptical arch. Jowled posts
with down braces and studded walls with extensive surviving wall painting. Strap-
work and floral motifs in red and blue surmounted by a frieze with hatchments,
scrollwork and figures in Renaissance style in black on a white background.

Listing NGR: TM0729434502

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

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