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Clock House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stonham Parva, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2083 / 52°12'29"N

Longitude: 1.094 / 1°5'38"E

OS Eastings: 611491

OS Northings: 261189

OS Grid: TM114611

Mapcode National: GBR TKW.FDT

Mapcode Global: VHL9Z.XR6G

Plus Code: 9F43635V+8H

Entry Name: Clock House

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284270

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279382

Location: Stonham Parva, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Stonham Parva

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Earl Stonham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 16 SW
2/131 Clock House
- II*

Former farmhouse. Mid or late C15 with major alterations of c.1600. An open-
hall house with service cross-wing to right; the parlour cell remodelled and
extended in cross-wing form in c.1600. 2 storeys. Timber-framed and
plastered. Plaintiled roofs; at both gables the C19 bargeboards have spike
finials. Various windows: late C18 or early C19 small-pane sashes; in the
right-hand wing early C20 small-pane casements. A chamber window of c.1600
has ovolo-mullions with old diamond leaded glazing. Early C19 6-panelled
entrance door; reeded architrave with paterae, and simple cornice. Plaintiled
roofs; a fine chimney of c.1600, the square plinth of random yellow and red
bricks. Four shafts with moulded octagonal bases of yellow brick; 3 are
circular with moulded terracotta panels impressed with roses or fleurs-de-lys,
the 4th octagonal (and perhaps rebuilt) in red brick. All shafts have
oversailing octagonal caps. The 2-bay open hall has high-quality carpentry:
an open truss has a cambered arch-braced tie beam with ogee-and-cavetto
moulding, the octagonal crownpost has a moulded capital and base and 4-way
knee-braces. The roof is fully exposed. Good close-studding. The cross-wing
is in 3 bays, originally having twin service rooms. The chamber above (later
subdivided) has open trusses with cross-quadrate type crownposts with 2-way
bracing. The original parlour-cell had an in-line roof, hipped or half-
hipped. The central chimney of c.1600 has back-to-back fireplaces with ovolo-
moulded plastered arched heads. The chamber over the parlour has a fine early
C17 coved plaster ceiling, with ribbed geometrical panels, friezes, and
central pendants and other motifs all in high relief; despite being incomplete
this is one of the richest examples of its type in Suffolk. A good
contemporary plastered overmantel in the adjacent room. Other early C17
features include wainscotting in the cross-passage, a 2-storey bay-window with
ovolo-moulded mullions and a moulded gable tie-beam, and painted leaf designs
in a 1st floor corridor. Suffolk Houses: Sandon: 1977.

Listing NGR: TM1149161189

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