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Number 81 and Former Meeting Room at Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Needham Market, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1542 / 52°9'15"N

Longitude: 1.051 / 1°3'3"E

OS Eastings: 608813

OS Northings: 255046

OS Grid: TM088550

Mapcode National: GBR TLD.VZG

Mapcode Global: VHLBC.53HX

Entry Name: Number 81 and Former Meeting Room at Rear

Listing Date: 19 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436918

Location: Needham Market, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Needham Market

Built-Up Area: Needham Market

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Needham Market with Badley St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 0855

3/86 No.81 and former meeting
- room at rear

- II

House; the solar block of a high-quality house of early C15, the major part of
which is contained within Nos.83 and 85 High Street. Alterations of c.1600
and C19. Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof with rear C16 chimney
of red brick. 2 windows, 2 storeys. C19 small-pane sashes and recessed 4-
panelled entrance door. The range is of unusual form, with a single ground
storey room beneath a narrow solar with ante-room to left. The plain
crownpost roof to the latter survives, in line with the hall roof. The roof
above the solar, apparently once of narrow cross-wing form, has been rebuilt.
A cambered tie-beam in the 2-bay solar has thick arch-braces whose pilasters
have been cut away. At ground storey is a massive chamfered and knee-braced
bridging joist. A rear C17 2-storey wing has an ovolo-moulded 1st floor beam.
A single-storey wing further to rear contains a vacant meeting room formerly
used by the Plymouth Brethren. It is of C16/C17 origin, timber-framed and
plastered, with early C19 small-pane sashes. Early C19 battened and boarded
entrance door; the head of the doorway is ogee-arched in the late C14 manner.

Listing NGR: TM0881355046

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