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The Post Office woodcroft

A Grade II Listed Building in Henley, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1186 / 52°7'6"N

Longitude: 1.1508 / 1°9'2"E

OS Eastings: 615809

OS Northings: 251377

OS Grid: TM158513

Mapcode National: GBR TM3.3RV

Mapcode Global: VHLBL.W0RQ

Entry Name: The Post Office woodcroft

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433477

Location: Henley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Henley

Built-Up Area: Henley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Henley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

HENLEY ASHBOCKING ROAD
TM 15 SE
4/115 Woodcroft, and The Post
- Office, Main Roaa
- II
House and part of post office; originally one house. Early or mid C16 with
alterations of C17 and later. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered.
Hipped concrete plaintiled roof with 2 axial chimneys of red brick. Mainly
C20 casements. Gabled C20 entrance porch to Woodcroft, with battened and
boarded door. Probably a house of 3-cell cross-passage entrance plan; the
Post Office contains the former parlour and chamber above. There is evidence
for a possible original smoke-bay between hall and parlour; in the latter is a
crenellated mantel beam, and in the former is a large open fireplace with
cambered lintel which is clearly inserted. The original studwork and upper
floor structure is heavy and plain; evidence for shuttered windows with square
mullions. A datestone 1687 in the cellar probably relates to a chimney added
to the service end, and to the butt-purlin roof which reuses the components of
the previous roof. The village wheelwright is believed to have lived here
down to the C19, when an outshut was added to the rear.


Listing NGR: TM1580951377

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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