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The Orchard House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gosbeck, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1498 / 52°8'59"N

Longitude: 1.1468 / 1°8'48"E

OS Eastings: 615382

OS Northings: 254839

OS Grid: TM153548

Mapcode National: GBR TLQ.2S3

Mapcode Global: VHLBD.T7M9

Plus Code: 9F4344XW+WP

Entry Name: The Orchard House

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181484

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279681

Location: Gosbeck, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Gosbeck

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Gosbeck St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 15 SE
7/62 The Orchard House

- II

House, c.1520-1550 with alterations of c.1930. 1 storey and attics. 3 cell
plan. Timber-framed and plastered; external walling largely rebuilt c.1930 in
plastered brick. Thatched roof, half-hipped at right hand end, with one long
C20 eyebrow casement dormer. Axial and gable chimneys; rebuilt shafts of C20
painted brick. C20 metal casements. Open C20 plaintiled entrance porch with
boarded door. A rare example of a late-mediaeval house with a central smoke-
bay: to right is a 2-bay parlour with massive unchamfered floor joists; at the
centre is a 2-bay hall whose upper bay was open and contained an open hearth
which leaves smoke encrustation. The service cell to left has a loft which
formerly extended over part of the hall, with just a subdividing open truss.
Coupled-rafter roof, formerly also hipped at the service end. An upper floor
was inserted in the smoke-bay, with unchamfered joists and a chimney with
back-to-back fireplaces, in late C16 or early C17.

Listing NGR: TM1538254839

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