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Ebbs House

A Grade II Listed Building in Combs, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1635 / 52°9'48"N

Longitude: 0.9691 / 0°58'8"E

OS Eastings: 603164

OS Northings: 255848

OS Grid: TM031558

Mapcode National: GBR SJY.CSX

Mapcode Global: VHKDN.RW5B

Plus Code: 9F425X79+9J

Entry Name: Ebbs House

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 22 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279832

Location: Combs, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Combs

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Combs St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description

COMBS BILDESTON ROAD
TM 05 NW

2/57 Ebbs House (formerly
listed as Ebbs Farmhouse)
9.12.55

GV II

Former farmhouse, c.1530 with alterations of late C16 and c.1970. 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered; the front elevation is long-wall jettied with
exposed supporting knee-braces and joist-ends. Plaintiled roofs; two axial
chimneys of red brick with rebuilt C19 shafts of red brick. C19 and C20
small-pane casements. An original oriel window has a carved hammer head on
the cill, flanked by a lion to left and a gryffon to right; the return face of
the cill has on either side a shield bearing a merchant-mark, said to be that
of one Hebbe, a wool merchant in Combs. The original entrance doorway has a
4-centred arched head whose spandrels are carved with leaves and a shield
bearing the same merchant mark. The framing exposed internally is unmoulded:
unchamfered floor joists, close studding and diamond-mullion window evidence;
there was once a second oriel in the hall matching the one in the chamber
above. Crownpost roof, mainly rebuilt in C20, but square posts with thin 2-
way braces survive. The plan form of the original house is unconventional:
the main entrance doorway opens into the service end, not the hall, and there
is an additional cell here which may have been a shop. A wide open fireplaces
with cambered lintel in the hall. The cross-wing to left was added in later
C16, and there are 2 plastered arched fireplaces of early C17. Associated
with an incomplete medieval moat.


Listing NGR: TM0316455848

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