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Bridge Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in East Bergholt, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9597 / 51°57'35"N

Longitude: 1.0199 / 1°1'11"E

OS Eastings: 607582

OS Northings: 233336

OS Grid: TM075333

Mapcode National: GBR TNW.0PD

Mapcode Global: VHKFV.M0JH

Plus Code: 9F33X259+VX

Entry Name: Bridge Cottage

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 278715

ID on this website: 101033472

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

Tagged with: Historic house museum Thatched building

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Cottage, now National Trust information centre and shop. Probably late C16 with
later alterations. Timber-framed, rendered. Red brick stack. Thatched roof.
One storey and attic. 3½-bay frame with lower addition to right. To left a board
door and bow window. Central fire window. Further board door and casement to
right. Gabled half dormer to right with casement window forms a post C18 addition.
Central stack. Lower extension to right under hipped roof. Rear: board door and
2-light window with horizontal glazing bars and further board door to right with
2-light casement adjoining. 2 gabled half dormers with casement windows. Interior:
chamfered spine beam and cross beams with run-out stops. Jowled posts, wall plates
with some arch braces and wall studding exposed. Collar rafter roof, clasped
purlins to part. II* grading reflects the importance of the cottage as part of
the Flatford Mill group and its significance in the work of John Constable.
Undergoing restoration at time of resurvey.

Listing NGR: TM0758233336

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