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The Old Crown

A Grade II Listed Building in Westhorpe, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2805 / 52°16'49"N

Longitude: 1.0064 / 1°0'23"E

OS Eastings: 605178

OS Northings: 268966

OS Grid: TM051689

Mapcode National: GBR SHG.WTS

Mapcode Global: VHKD3.DYD4

Plus Code: 9F4372J4+6H

Entry Name: The Old Crown

Listing Date: 14 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279572

Location: Westhorpe, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Westhorpe

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Westhorpe St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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5/116 The Old Crown
- II

House, latterly a public house and 3 dwellings. Early C16, part rebuilt and
extended c.1600, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered with restored
combed scrolled pargetting in panels. Steeply pitched pantiled roofs.
Originally 4 bays with a small 2 bay open hall and 2 storeyed lower bays; hall
bays largely rebuilt, stack and parlour added to left. 2 storeys. Entrance
into upper bay of hall in a C20 brick gabled porch, 2 and 3-light glazing bar
casements, doors into parlour and service ends replaced with C20 windows.
Axial ridge stack to left of centre between hall and parlour, rebuilt cap.
Slightly higher roof to centre defines three 2-bay sections, left end half
hipped with a gablet. Lean-to outshuts on both ends. To rear a boarded door
in cross passage position, a rebuilt external stack on service end. Interior:
cross passage doorways with a 4-centred arched doorhead to front, chamfered
surrounds to 2 service doorways, close studding with mid-rails, in hall a stop
chamfered axial binding beam and fireplace bressumer, traces of a large window
to rear, 4-light diamond mullioned window openings to front, a chamfered cross
axial binding beam in lower bays, parlour has a chamfered 4-centred arched
brick fireplace, frame concealed. Newel stair in front of stack. First floor
solar end wall early window opening cuts through tie beam, arched braces from
principals to raised tie beam for open truss to centre of solar, queen post
roof to 2 early bays with arched braces to plates/purlins, open truss has a
collar clasping plates/purlins, 2 pairs of rafters nearest former open hall
are smoke blackened. Hall bays have later open truss tie beam cut, a straight
arched brace to tie beam at upper end, chamfered principals and cambered
collars clasping purlins, arched windbraces. Parlour chamber close studding
with a tension brace in end wall, reroofed.

Listing NGR: TM0517868966

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