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The Beeches Including Stable Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saxmundham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2171 / 52°13'1"N

Longitude: 1.4914 / 1°29'28"E

OS Eastings: 638590

OS Northings: 263395

OS Grid: TM385633

Mapcode National: GBR XQ5.ZVY

Mapcode Global: VHM7N.SJSR

Plus Code: 9F436F8R+RG

Entry Name: The Beeches Including Stable Block

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Last Amended: 25 September 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462159

Location: Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

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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841-1/3/32 (East side)
18/07/49 Nos.5 AND 5A
The Beeches including stable block
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)


Three houses and attached stable combined to form one house
with stable. Cottage C17 and two houses of early C18
remodelled as one in mid C20; stable early C19; conservatory
added at rear in 1987. Timber-framed cottage; red brick with
plain tile and concrete tile roofs.
EXTERIOR OF SOUTH BLOCK: street front 2 storeys and dormer
attic; 5-window front. Central 8-panelled door with glazed top
panels in doorcase of Roman Doric pilasters with triglyph
frieze and open segmental pediment. Windows are unhorned
sashes with 6/6 glazing bars, under gauged skewback arches and
within flush frames. Timber cornice with modillions below
plain parapet. Hipped roof with 3 flat-topped dormers fitted
with 6/6 unhorned sashes. Central ridge stack. Rear: dominated
by full-width single-storey conservatory. Renewed 6/6
first-floor sashes. Staircase bay projects slightly under a
INTERIOR OF SOUTH BLOCK: one room deep. 2 main rooms on ground
floor, both with large-framed C18 fielded panelling and mid
C19 chimneypieces, timber to north room, marble to south room.
North room with an C18 2-panelled door. Archway leads to
staircase: early C18 bobbin-turned balusters, moulded handrail
and closed string. First floor: south room with C18
large-framed panelling, north room probably also panelled
behind C20 boarding. 2-panelled doors on HL hinges.
EXTERIOR OF NORTH BLOCK: 2 storeys and dormer attic; 3-window
front. Central 6-panel door in pilastered and pedimented
doorcase with panelled reveals. One 8/8 unhorned sash to right
of doorway and 2 to left, all within flush frames and with
gauged skewback arches. At extreme right further 6-panel door
with glazed top panels in reeded early C19 doorcase. Three
sashes on first floor. Bell-based roof hipped to south with
one flat-topped dormer with a 3/3 sash. Internal gable-end
stack to north.
INTERIOR OF NORTH BLOCK: north room with large-framed C18
fielded panelling and 2 glazed cupboards c1830. South room
with large-framed fielded panelling to west wall. Against east
wall are 2 cupboards, one either side of 3 inserted wall
At right angles to main blocks a small timber-framed cottage
almost completely absorbed into the later builds.
STABLE BLOCK: runs north from north-east corner of house, with
hipped roof to north. 2 storeys: carriage doorway left of
centre below loft door and casement windows at intervals.
(BOE: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E: Suffolk, 2nd Edition:
Harmondsworth: 1974-: 413).

Listing NGR: TM3859063395

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