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The Guildhall

A Grade I Listed Building in Eye, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3204 / 52°19'13"N

Longitude: 1.1513 / 1°9'4"E

OS Eastings: 614865

OS Northings: 273817

OS Grid: TM148738

Mapcode National: GBR TJL.HX1

Mapcode Global: VHL9F.XY02

Plus Code: 9F4385C2+4G

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 15 June 1951

Last Amended: 12 February 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468331

ID on this website: 101316621

Location: Eye, Mid Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Eye

Built-Up Area: Eye (Mid Suffolk)

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Eye St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Gildhouse

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585-1/7/78 (East side)
15/06/51 The Guildhall
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Guildhall of St Mary or Upson's


Guildhall of St Mary, now offices and shop. Late C15, probably
for John Upson. Rebuilt 1875 by JK Colling as headmaster's
house for adjoining Eye Grammar school until 1965, now offices
and shop. Timber-framed; machine tile roofs. Nearly
rectangular plan with a short west extension.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. West gable-end faces street.
Exposed close studding throughout. First floor jettied to
south and west. South flank with 5 two- and 3-light casements
to ground floor and 4 to first floor, 3 of which are
elaborated into oriels on heavily carved aprons. Gabled roof
with clustered decorative ridge stack and internal gable-end
stack to east. West gable with 4-light ground-floor casement,
oriel window above fitted with single-light leaded casements
on a richly carved apron and with a hipped plaintile roof.
3-light attic casement. Brattished jetty bressumer and attic
wall plate. South-west corner post has weathered C15 carved
figure of Archangel Gabriel, and south flank retains two
4-centred window heads with carved spandrels. All other timber
of 1875.
INTERIOR: heavy hollow-moulded tie beams on arched braces,
also hollow-moulded. Plan is of 1875.
(Paine C: The History of Eye: Diss: 1993-: 34-40).

Listing NGR: TM1486573817

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