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April Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Letheringham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.17 / 52°10'12"N

Longitude: 1.322 / 1°19'19"E

OS Eastings: 627260

OS Northings: 257624

OS Grid: TM272576

Mapcode National: GBR WP6.YWX

Mapcode Global: VHLB9.VQQ9

Entry Name: April Cottage

Listing Date: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361708

Location: Letheringham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Letheringham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Letheringham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-


5/10001 April Cottage
- II

House. Mid-late C14 with later alterations. Timber-framed and plastered; clay pantiled roof
with brick left ridge stack. 3-unit plan with former open hall. Single storey and attic; 3-window
range. Various C20 casements with glazing bars. C20 porch and boarded door to left and
part-glazed door to right. 2-light gabled dormer. Lean-to on left end. Interior: Much of frame
exposed: the original studding is widely-spaced, with straight braces halved against the inner
faces of the wallplates. Each wallplate has a stop-splayed scarfjoint 0.8m long. Severe subsidence
has resulted in partial rebuilding or restudding, especially at upper end. Hall open truss has
steeply-inclined, almost straight, tie beam braces. Evidence for extra tie beam in lower bay of
hall, some 0.3m from open truss. Front cross-entry doorway had 2-centre arch formed by a pair
of kneebraces, of which one survives. Evidence for 6-light hall windows with fairly narrow
diamond mullions. Inserted floor in hall has chamfered bridging beam and chamfered joists set
flat. Upper floor at parlour end rebuilt circa C18. C17 side purlin roof, evidently reconstructed
C20. Incorporated in the roof are 2 pairs of heavily sooted rafters, one with housings for a low
collar; this suggests the original roof was half-hipped. A rare survival in this area of a C14 house.

Listing NGR: TM2726057624

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