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Five Bells Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Hessett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2203 / 52°13'13"N

Longitude: 0.8336 / 0°50'0"E

OS Eastings: 593653

OS Northings: 261794

OS Grid: TL936617

Mapcode National: GBR RGP.MLM

Mapcode Global: VHKDD.DGJ8

Plus Code: 9F426RCM+4C

Entry Name: Five Bells Cottage

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182325

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281176

Location: Hessett, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hessett

Built-Up Area: Hessett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Beyton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Five Bells Cottage


House, c.1500-1530. 2 storeys. 3-cell cross-entry plan, but with an
additional integral service cell. Timber-framed and plastered: beaded panels
of C19 with herringbone pargetting. Plaintiled roof, hipped and gabletted to
right, half-hipped and gabletted to left. An axial chimney of red brick with
early C17 sawtooth shaft. C19 small-paned casements at 1st storey and early
or mid C20 3-light oak casements with leaded glazing below. C20 4-panelled
entrance door. A good-quality house of conventional layout, apart from the
provision of twin service rooms beyond the parlour to right, in addition to
those in the usual position. Heavy broadly-chamfered binding beams: that
central over the hall has chamfered archbraces beneath it, and traces of
shafts on the posts. Heavy unchamfered joists. Tension-braced close-studding
and diamond mullioned window evidence. Crownpost roof: chamfered square post
at open truss, thin 2-way braces up to collar purlin, and long rising braces
from the tie beam. Four-centred arched doorways, moved from original
positions, and evidence for others. The late C16 chimney has large lintelled
open fireplaces back-to-back, and one above. One has limestone jambs probably
taken from the Abbey of St Edmundsbury. Very deep lintels: both are taken
from even larger fireplaces, on the same site no doubt. The will of John
Bacon, the elder names a house on this site as "Reris", and leaves it to his
sister Margaret Fuller. (1513: Liber Johnson, f.119, Norwich Registry).

Listing NGR: TL9365361794

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