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83 and 85, High Street

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: 608810

OS Northings: 255051

OS Grid: TM088550

Mapcode National: GBR TLD.VZF

Mapcode Global: VHLBC.53GW

Entry Name: 83 and 85, High Street

Listing Date: 19 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436919

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

3/87 Nos.83 and 85

- II

Two houses; built as one important 3-cell open-hall house in early C15. (the
altered solar block is included separately under No.81 High Street).
Alterations of c.1600 and mid C19. 2 storeys. Timber-framed, encased at the
front in C19 red brick. Plaintiled roof with axial chimneys of red brick.
Mid C19 small-pane sashes with flush frames, and flat arches of gauged brick.
C19 4-panelled entrance doors with sunk and beaded panels and oblong
fanlights. A large open hall is contained within No.83. The upper end wall
has tension-braced close studwork and a complete pointed-arched doorway into
the solar block to left. The crownpost roof is in 2 unequal bays; a steeply
cambered moulded tie-beam has one surviving moulded arch-brace and a long
octagonal crownpost with moulded capital and 4-way knee-braces. Each rafter
couple has a pair of soulaces (collar-braces), a very rare feature in secular
buildings in Suffolk, indicating high quality workmanship. At the lower end
of the hall is a damaged spere; the cross-entry was within the service end,
now part of No.85 (interior not examined). A first floor was inserted into
the hall c.1600, the joists ovolo-moulded and the main beams also channelled.
A wing to rear of No.85 has good C18 cable-pattern pargetting in panels;
plaintiled roof with C17 axial chimney of red brick. The wing is probably a
C16 addition to the C15 service end.

Listing NGR: TM0881055051

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

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