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St Catherines

A Grade II* Listed Building in Botesdale, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3416 / 52°20'29"N

Longitude: 1.0037 / 1°0'13"E

OS Eastings: 604712

OS Northings: 275754

OS Grid: TM047757

Mapcode National: GBR SGW.2LH

Mapcode Global: VHKCX.BDZR

Entry Name: St Catherines

Listing Date: 16 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430964

Location: Botesdale, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Botesdale

Built-Up Area: Rickinghall

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Redgrave cum Botesdale with the Rickinghalls

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 0475
6/37 St. Catherines
House, latterly 2 dwellings. Mid C15, altered early C16, stack inserted,
altered and extended early to mid C17, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame,
plastered. Steeply pitched pantiled roofs. Originally a double ended hall
house; all trace of upper cross wing has disappeared, 2 bay lower cross wing
survives; 2 bay hall with cross passage was probably part storeyed at lower
end originally, floor inserted, raised and reroofed in C16 and C17. 3 bays
added in front of lower cross wing to form an L on plan. Now all 2 storeys.
Hall bays set well back have cross passage entrance blocked with early C16 4-
centred arched door surround exposed, cavetto moulded with carved dragons in
spandrels, above a small C20 window to stairs inserted in cross passage, C20
2 and 3-light glazing bar casements. Right gable end added external stack to
front of ridge. Cross wing extending forward to left has lower eaves and
ridge, a C19 entrance into C17 extension, a recessed half glazed door, reeded
jambs, lozenges to panelled frieze, cornice; flanking 2 and 3-light casements,
above entrance a 4:8 pane architraved sash. Axial ridge stack in C17 bay
nearest original cross wing. Front gable end C20 bow window and 2-light
casement. Left return casements, a step down in plinth to earlier build, at
rear angle on cross wing roof is a secondary hip. To rear hall bays have C17
stack inserted in cross passage rising behind ridge, a half glazed door to
left of original cross entry, french windows, 2 and 3-light glazing bar
casements. Interior: lower cross wing has 2 pointed arched service doorways,
on hall side of post between doorways is a large mortice for a brace springing
from above head height, cross wing was jettied to front with a bracket to
every third joist, stairs were to front right. Hall is much altered with open
truss posts of rebated section, inserted chamfered jowled storey posts, stop
chamfered axial binding beam and mid-rail. Early screen between hall and
passage with chamfered muntins and raised panels. In cross passage towards
front is late C17 dogleg staircase with S-shaped splat balusters, partially
restored, square newel post, moulded hand rail. First floor: cross wing has
parts of diamond mullioned window openings, straight arched braces in walling,
jowled posts to a chamfered cambered tie beam to open truss with an octagonal
crown post, triple roll moulded cap and base with double roll moulds on shaft,
4-way arched braces, bridled scarf joint in collar purlin. Hall chamber has
some close studding, traces of corbelling on open truss posts, raised with
straight through tension braces and C16 or C17 cambered tie beams; hall roof
has 2 C16 chamfered arch braced cambered collar trusses of large scantling
with unused mortices at lower and upper end of hall excluding cross passage,
probably reused in a C17 clasped purlin roof. C17 bays have an indented bar
stop chamfered axial binding beam, single butt purlin roof with cambered

Listing NGR: TM0471275754

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

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