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A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9701 / 51°58'12"N

Longitude: 0.9909 / 0°59'27"E

OS Eastings: 605546

OS Northings: 234407

OS Grid: TM055344

Mapcode National: GBR SM9.KB6

Mapcode Global: VHKFN.4R72

Entry Name: Ravenys

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277219

Location: Stratford St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO7

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Stratford St. Mary

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Higham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

(east side)
- Ravenys (formerly listed
22.2.55 as Byways)
Raveners on O.S. map. House. Late C15-C16 with C20 alterations. Timber-framed,
rendered except garden front of cross wing with red brick nogging. Brick under-
building to road front. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks. 2 storeys, L-plan,
originally jettied to street. Present entrance to gable end of main range, C20 porch.
Garden front: C20 single-storey range under tiled roof extends main range out to
level of projecting cross wing. C20 plank doors with Tudor arches and restored
mullion windows with leaded lights. Off-centre saw-tooth stack to left. Swept
roof. Cross wing: framing exposed, jowled posts with studding and down braces.
Restored ovolo mullion windows. Rendered gable with bargeboards. Large external
stack to return wall with saw-tooth stack. Road front was originally jettied, now
underbuilt in painted brick. Further restored mullion windows and bargeboards to
gable of cross wing. Interior: studded walls. Chamfered beams and exposed
joists. Cross wing 1st floor diamond mortices and shutter grooves of original
windows. Collar rafter roof to main range with slight smoke blackening. Clasped
purlin roof with windbraces to cross wing. In 1442 the land on which the house
stands was granted to William Smyth and William Wade on condition they rebuilt the
house (Griffin). Two drawings of the house by John Constable are in the Victoria
& Albert Museum 'A Country Road, Cottage and Figures' and 'Water Lane, Stratford
St Mary', both of 1827.

Griffin, J H H (Rector), The Village of Stratford St Mary and its church. 1964
pp.1-2. (Unpublished guidebook.)

Listing NGR: TM0554634407

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