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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253659
English Heritage Legacy ID: 436919
Location: Needham Market, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6
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
NEEDHAM MARKET HIGH STREET (WEST)
3/87 Nos.83 and 85
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
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