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John-O-Lidgates House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lidgate, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1922 / 52°11'32"N

Longitude: 0.517 / 0°31'1"E

OS Eastings: 572139

OS Northings: 257874

OS Grid: TL721578

Mapcode National: GBR PCZ.KJ5

Mapcode Global: VHJGY.X558

Plus Code: 9F425GR8+VQ

Entry Name: John-O-Lidgates House

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Last Amended: 20 May 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283255

Location: Lidgate, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Lidgate

Built-Up Area: Lidgate

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lidgate St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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John-o-Lidgate' s House
(Formerly listed as
TL 7258 25/332 Suffolk House)


A C16 timber-framed house with exposed timber-framing and plaster infil. The
ground storey on the front is boarded. The site is locally associated with the
house of John of Lidgate a monk, poet and author of Bury St Edmunds who was born
in Lidgate circa 1370 and whose brass is in the Churoh of St Mary. 2 storeys and
attics. The north-west end is in red brick with a gable having crow-stepped
ornamentation and the remains of octagonal chimney stacks. On the return front
there is some moulded brick hexagonal panelling. The windows are mainly C20 casements
but there are a number of original windows with moulded mullions. Roof pantiled,
hipped at the south-east end, with 1 gabled dormer. The interior has good exposed
framing with moulded and carved beams and a fine carved fireplace lintel with
a central motif said to be the pome- granit of Katherine of Aragon.

Lidgate Stores, John O Lidgate's House, Crispen Cottage, and adjoining premises,
Cottage to the north-west of Crispen Cottage and Lidgate Cottage form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7213957874

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