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Latitude: 52.4841 / 52°29'2"N
Longitude: 1.7567 / 1°45'24"E
OS Eastings: 655167
OS Northings: 293992
OS Grid: TM551939
Mapcode National: GBR YTB.6YW
Mapcode Global: VHN3X.DTKJ
Entry Name: Royal Falcon Inn
Listing Date: 13 December 1949
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207023
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391293
Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32
Electoral Ward/Division: Harbour
Built-Up Area: Lowestoft
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Lowestoft Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
TM5593NW HIGH STREET
914-1/8/15 (East side)
Royal Falcon Inn
Hotel and Public House. Mid C16, altered, especially in C20.
Tarred knapped flint with roof of black-glazed pantiles.
2 storeys and dormer attic. 6 window range of 2/2 late C19
horned sashes. The ground floor formerly had similar windows
and a doorway in the fourth bay (from left) under a pediment
on scrolled consoles. This door remains but not the doorcase
and the north window has been replaced by a late C20 recessed
entrance. Overhanging eaves below the gabled roof. Four C20
flat-topped dormers with 3/3 sashes replace a pair of C19
dormers. Ridge stack set left of centre. The rear (east)
elevation has a 2-storey extension to the south, C20
fenestration of mixed type, a dentil eaves cornice and red
pantiles to the roof. The extension lies in the angle formed
by a crosswing of 2 storeys and dormer attic under a hipped
roof: C20 fenestration.
INTERIOR. The ground floor has, to the north end, multiple
roll-moulded bridging beams and wall plates between which run
joists with rolled edges and stylised vine trail relief
carving, all mid C16 and of high quality. A bressumer over the
C20 south fireplace bears the date 1551, which is probably
accurate. The first floor has sunk-quadrant bridging beams and
wall plates with tongue stops, and the north-east room has in
addition a timber carved cornice of simplified guilloche
decoration. This room has C20 sub-divisions. The main roof is
mid C18: chamfered principals, chamfered cambered collars,
taper tenoned lower butt purlins and continuous upper purlins.
The cross wing roof is also C18: two tiers taper-tenoned butt
purlins and collars.
Listing NGR: TM5516793992
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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