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The Ark

A Grade II Listed Building in Kessingland, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.42 / 52°25'12"N

Longitude: 1.7067 / 1°42'24"E

OS Eastings: 652136

OS Northings: 286689

OS Grid: TM521866

Mapcode National: GBR YVF.6B7

Mapcode Global: VHM6T.JFMN

Plus Code: 9F43CPC4+2M

Entry Name: The Ark

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282060

Location: Kessingland, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR33

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Kessingland

Built-Up Area: Kessingland

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Kessingland St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 58 NW
3/31 No.33 (The Ark)

- II

Farmhouse, latterly 3 cottages. Early C17. Timber framed and plastered with
some rope-pattern pargetting at the rear; one gable end is colourwashed brick.
Pantiled roof with double Roman tiles to the rear slope. 2 storeys and attic.
3 cell form. At first floor level are 4 original ovolo-moulded mullion and
transom windows with moulded sills: one to the front has 4 lights, 3 to the
rear have 5 lights. A further original window has been opened out and another
is visible inside. The other windows and the entrance doors are mid C20.
Internal stack with 4 flues in sawtooth pattern, entirely rebuilt mid C20;
gable end stack to left. Good interior with most of the framing exposed, but
not the joists. The hall has an ovolo-moulded bridging beam and cornice, and
retains the original square-headed entrances (blocked) to the service rooms.
The parlour and the chamber over it have ovolo-moulded cross-beamed ceilings.
Over the fireplace in the latter room is a painted text (C18?), now somewhat
indistinct, but apparently moralistic in content. Original newel stairs and
several original doors including that to the attic stair. This house is a
fine example of its type in an area where intact timber framed houses are

Listing NGR: TM5262287059

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

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