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The Old Guildhall

A Grade II Listed Building in Higham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9812 / 51°58'52"N

Longitude: 0.9613 / 0°57'40"E

OS Eastings: 603463

OS Northings: 235551

OS Grid: TM034355

Mapcode National: GBR SM2.PW9

Mapcode Global: VHKFM.MG2L

Entry Name: The Old Guildhall

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Last Amended: 29 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351626

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277250

Location: Higham, Babergh, Suffolk, CO7

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Higham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Higham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 03 NW
(east side)
The Old Guildhall
22.2.55 (formerly listed as
Ye Olde Gildhall)
House. Later C16 with possible earlier origins. Rear wing probably C17. C20
renovation. Timber-framed, rendered. Red brick stack. Thatched roof, some plain
tiles to rear. T-plan. Two-storey, 3-cell front range, single-storey rear wing.
Evidence for former lobby entry, entrance now by C20 brick porch to left return.
2-light horizontal sashes with glazing bars. Date plaque c.1550 relates to C20
renovation. Off-centre ridge stack, hipped roof. Rear cross wing has red brick
stack to gable end. Interior framing exposed in part, jowled posts, wall studding.
Shutter groove and diamond mullion mortices to left return wall. Deep chamfered
beam and exposed joists to hall. Stairs behind stack. Cambered tie beams, that to
right end room has centred pegged mortice, possibly relating to former crown post.
Clasped purlin roof. No evidence to support guildhall status.

Listing NGR: TM0346335551

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

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