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The Ancient House

A Grade I Listed Building in Clare, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0788 / 52°4'43"N

Longitude: 0.5807 / 0°34'50"E

OS Eastings: 576944

OS Northings: 245416

OS Grid: TL769454

Mapcode National: GBR PFF.PN1

Mapcode Global: VHJHL.00VP

Plus Code: 9F423HHJ+G7

Entry Name: The Ancient House

Listing Date: 20 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282992

Location: Clare, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Clare

Built-Up Area: Clare

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Clare with Poslingford

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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2006 High Street
(East Side)
TL 74 NE 18/58 No 26 (The Ancient House)


A C15 timber-framed and plastered house with a hall block and a jettied crosswing
at the east end and C17 blocks to tile west and south. 2 storeys. The crosswing
jetty is supported on brackets with shafts. The north front and west gable nave
fine pargetting (restored). The west gable bears the date 1473. The windows
are casements with lattice leaded lights. The crosswing has a 5-lignt oriel
bay on the ground and 1st stories; both with moulded sills and one withi carved
arms and supporting animals. The gable has shaped and carved bargeboards. The
ground storey has a blocked doorway with carved spandrels. The interior of tne
crosswing has a fine ceiling with moulded beams and joists, with leaf stops.
Roof tiled, with a heavy red brick chimney stack on a rectangular base with a
sunk panel on the east end.

No 26 (The Ancient House) and No 27 together with No 15 (The Vicarage), the wall
to the Vicarage and No 16 (Galloway House) on the west side and the Church of
SS Peter and Paul form a group.

Listing NGR: TL7690145531

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