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Ashford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.215 / 52°12'53"N

Longitude: 1.4927 / 1°29'33"E

OS Eastings: 638692

OS Northings: 263166

OS Grid: TM386631

Mapcode National: GBR XQD.075

Mapcode Global: VHM7N.TLHC

Entry Name: Ashford House

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Last Amended: 25 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365983

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462145

Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Saxmundham

Built-Up Area: Saxmundham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Saxmundham St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


SAXMUNDHAM

TM3863 HIGH STREET
841-1/3/22 (East side)
06/09/74 Ashford House
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET
(East side)
Premises occupied by I and J
Ashford, Furnishers)

GV II

House, later shop, now offices. Late C16 in origins but
altered C17 and remodelled early C19; C20 shop fronts and
further alterations 1983-85. Rendered and colourwashed brick
and some timber-frame: plain tile roof, hipped at left end,
with ridge stack.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey 4-window front. Recessed doorway to right
of centre with panelled reveals, in plate-glass display
windows. On first floor, four recessed sashes with 8/8 glazing
bars and elongated horns. Central plaque reads 'Estabd 1833
(Messrs.Flick)'. Plain parapet over moulded eaves cornice. On
ground floor, right end window was probably formerly a
carriageway to rear. Rear: 2 gables, that to right replacing
wall stack during restorations of 1980s.
INTERIOR: ground floor altered to form offices. First-floor
principal room to front with exposed timber framing and
bridging beams and joists with chamfers and barred tongue
stops. Room to right with some early C17 small-framed
panelling below a pargetted frieze of fleur-de-lys motifs.
Left end room retains jamb of doorway at head of a former
staircase decorated with C16 wave and roll mouldings. Roof
altered but two tiers of butt purlins indicate reconstruction
c1680.


Listing NGR: TM3869263166

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

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