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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Hessett, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2193 / 52°13'9"N

Longitude: 0.8328 / 0°49'58"E

OS Eastings: 593604

OS Northings: 261683

OS Grid: TL936616

Mapcode National: GBR RGP.TLD

Mapcode Global: VHKDD.DH40

Plus Code: 9F426R9M+P4

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 9 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284574

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281180

Location: Hessett, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hessett

Built-Up Area: Hessett

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Beyton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/12/2017

TL 96 SW,4/77

The Old Post Office

(Formerly listed as: Anglia Audio Hi-Fi centre)



Shop and dwelling, c.1520-1550. Two storeys. 3-cell cross-entry plan.
Timber-framed and plastered. Concrete tiled roof, hipped to right, (once thatched).
An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in mid C20 red brick. Mid C19 casements.
Two large late C19/early C20 shop windows. Half-glazed panelled C19 door at
cross-entry position. Heavy and quite complete timber-framing.
Tension-braced studding with blocked diamond-mullioned windows. Deeply chamfered
1st-floor beams, unchamfered joists of medieval proportions. Crown-post roof: the
square post over the centre of the hall is completely unbraced; slender
arch braces at posts in partition trusses at some points. One bay of the 2-bay
parlour cell to left was demolished and replaced by a taller parlour block in
late C19. A separate chimney bay between hall and parlour: the chimney has
back-to-back open fireplaces (blocked). A lean-to C17/C18 dairy extension to
right, and C19 additions to rear.

Listing NGR: TL9360461683

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