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A Grade II* Listed Building in Debenham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2246 / 52°13'28"N

Longitude: 1.1816 / 1°10'53"E

OS Eastings: 617400

OS Northings: 263256

OS Grid: TM174632

Mapcode National: GBR VM3.KK3

Mapcode Global: VHLB1.FBJZ

Plus Code: 9F4365FJ+RJ

Entry Name: Sycamores

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281513

Location: Debenham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Debenham

Built-Up Area: Debenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Debenham St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 16 SE
6/89 No.27 (Sycamores)
(formerly listed as
9.12.55 Sycamores)

House, incorporating at rear the former Buck inn (to south) and a theatrical
grandstand (to north). C18 front with C16 and early C17 work to rear. C19
alterations and additions. Timber framed, pebbledash-rendered facade. Paired
mutule eaves cornice. Roof slated to front and plaintiled to rear. Rear
wings are roughcast-rendered and plaintiled. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay
facade. Sash windows with glazing bars. Doric doorway with fluted pilasters,
entablature with triglyphs and mutule cornice. 6-panel raised and fielded
door, oblong overlight. Small C19 additions set back to left. At the rear,
several square-leaded casement windows, probably 19. Interior. Front block
has a well stair with stick balusters, wreathed mahogany handrail and shaped
tread-ends. Former Buck inn range to rear has C16 ground floor ceiling beams
with wide chamfers. The grandstand was an early C17 3-bay structure, the west
bay now lost. The upper floor was open-sided, with a handrail at about mid-
height; there are turned balusters to the south and east (the latter
incomplete) and plain balustrading to the north. The main posts to the south
are ovolo-moulded. Evidence for an axial partition on both floors. The
ground floor may also have been open but this and the original roof have been
lost. A very rare and possibly unique survival of a grandstand associated
with innyard entertainment, hence Grade II*. Referred to as 'the gallery' in
early C18. For drawings and photographs, see Mr T. Easton, Bedfield Hall.

Listing NGR: TM1740063256

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