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Freston Tower House and Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Freston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0122 / 52°0'43"N

Longitude: 1.1724 / 1°10'20"E

OS Eastings: 617801

OS Northings: 239614

OS Grid: TM178396

Mapcode National: GBR VPM.WRF

Mapcode Global: VHLC0.8PN9

Entry Name: Freston Tower House and Cottage

Listing Date: 29 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277289

Location: Freston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Freston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Freston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

4/10 Freston Tower House
and Cottage
House. Now subdivided. C16 range with late C16 south gable end with substantial
later alterations and additions and major renovation of c1979. Timber-framed range
with orange brick gable end and stack with blue diapering, partial casing of timber
range and additions in red brick in Flemish bond. 1st floor of west front rendered.
Plain tile roofs. 4-bay framed range with additions forming a courtyard plan.
Original range: 2 storeys, 4 bays with 2 later bays added to north with cellar.
West front: C20 casement windows. Raised brick gables and kneelers. To rear a later
addition under a pent roof. Right gable end has massive external crow-stepped stack.
Tower House interior: ground floor exposed spine beam, two chamfered cross beams
and joists (somewhat restored). Stout timber frame exposed at 1st floor level: jowled
posts and chamfered tie beams with run-out stops showing mortices and pegs for missing
arch braces. Edge-halved scarf to hall plate of which one side has been renewed.
Studded partition and end wall. Clasped purlin roof with wind braces. The house
had been subdivided into 4 cottages and was derelict by the 1970's. It underwent
an extensive renovation at that time, being divided into 3 units. The framed range
now forms Tower House.

Listing NGR: TM1780139614

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

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