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The Dower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hopton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3782 / 52°22'41"N

Longitude: 0.9317 / 0°55'54"E

OS Eastings: 599642

OS Northings: 279623

OS Grid: TL996796

Mapcode National: GBR SG6.VRS

Mapcode Global: VHKCP.3HD6

Plus Code: 9F429WHJ+7M

Entry Name: The Dower House

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284390

ID on this website: 101198778

Location: West Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hopton

Built-Up Area: Hopton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hopton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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3/37 The Dower House

House. C17 and early C18. One-and-a-half storeys: 3-cell lobby-entrance
plan. Timber-framed; plastered in panels of simple comb-pargetting; thatched
roof. An internal chimney-stack with a plain red brick shaft, and an end
stack on the south. 3 3-light early C18 mullion-and-transome windows with
square-leaded panes, and 4 gabled dormers with square leaded panes to 2-light
casement windows. 6-panelled door: raised fielded panels; eared architrave,
bolection-moulded frieze, triangular pediment. Little original framing
visible. Early C18 additions include the long single-storey lean-to on the
rear wall, which has reused C17 casement windows with wrought-iron frames and
diamond-leaded panes; the stair beside the chimney-stack, with turned
balusters and plain handrails, and the corner fireplace in the small south
room, with eared architrave and bolection-moulded frieze similar to the outer
doorcase. The roof, which has clasped purlins, no principal rafters and a
ridge-piece, also appears to be an C18 replacement.

Listing NGR: TL9964279623

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