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Post Office Stores thimble Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Margaret, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4019 / 52°24'6"N

Longitude: 1.4072 / 1°24'25"E

OS Eastings: 631873

OS Northings: 283675

OS Grid: TM318836

Mapcode National: GBR WLM.GKK

Mapcode Global: VHM6N.BWSK

Entry Name: Post Office Stores thimble Cottage

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282332

Location: St. Margaret, South Elmham, Waveney, Suffolk, IP20

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: St. Margaret, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Margaret St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 38 SW

4/72 Post Office Stores &
- Thimble Cottage


A pair of cottages, with a shop to part of the northern half. C17 core,
altered and-extended to form cottages in late C18/early C19. 1 storey and
attics. Timber-framed and rendered; clay pantiles. An internal chimney-
stack, with a large plain red brick shaft, is set between the 2 cottages. 4
gabled dormers with 2-light casement windows, 3 with transomes. Various
ground floor windows: 3-light with transomes to Thimble Cottage; 2-light C20
standards and one 4-light shop window with vertical bars, to the Post Office
Stores. 2 4-panelled ½-glazed doors below open gabled porches with trellis-
work and pantiles, and 2 later plank doors, one to the shop in a small lean-to
addition. Interior has evidence of a C17 core to the range, probably of 2-
cell lobby-entrance form, with the remains of substantial studding, middle
rail, wallplate, and chamfered principal rafters. The remaining roof
components are covered. To the older frame has been added some very sparse
later framing, with primary braces and bisected studs, and ceilings with
joists set on edge. The older frame is mainly visible on the upper floor.

Listing NGR: TM3187383675

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