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Buckenham House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwold, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3262 / 52°19'34"N

Longitude: 1.6787 / 1°40'43"E

OS Eastings: 650763

OS Northings: 276161

OS Grid: TM507761

Mapcode National: GBR YX3.57B

Mapcode Global: VHM76.1SSM

Plus Code: 9F438MGH+FF

Entry Name: Buckenham House

Listing Date: 21 April 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484809

Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Southwold

Built-Up Area: Southwold

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Southwold St Edmund, King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Description


SOUTHWOLD

TM5076 HIGH STREET
588-1/7/62 (South West side)
21/04/49 Nos.81 AND 83
Buckenham House

GV II*

House; now offices and two shops. c1540, with rear wing of
early C17; main range refronted, raised and re-roofed c1745;
wing raised in early C19, further alterations later in C19;
converted to shops 1930; restored 1982. Original house
probably for Richard Buckenham. Timber frame encased in brick
with plain tile roof and brick end stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and dormer attic; 6-window front.
Double-leaf panelled door to left of centre in pedimented
Gibbs surround. Two 6/6 unhorned sashes left, three to right,
all under gauged skewback arches and all restored. On first
floor, six 6/6 unhorned sashes under gauged skewback arches.
Corbelled and roll-moulded eaves cornice. Four hipped dormers
fitted with 2-light casements. Railings protecting cellar
steps reinstated 1990.
Rear: wing has sash and casement windows, and hipped roof.
2-storey canted bay window added to rear of main range.
INTERIOR: cellar: English bond brick; two blocked fireplaces,
chamfered bridging beams and access steps to rear yard.
Ground floor: c1745 staircase has turned bobbin balusters,
column newel posts, moulded ramped and wreathed handrail: dado
rail and large frame panelling to stairwell, the panelling
stencilled with floral designs.
North room has heavy mid C16 unmoulded bridging beams and
joists with multiple roll-mouldings and punched diamond
inserts at stops. C19 fire surround with Greek key frieze and
motto: DOE YE NEXTE THYNGE. South room has C19 dentillated
plaster frieze. Main internal doorways C18 with 6 panels and
moulded surrounds. Roof of principal rafterss, 2 tiers
staggered butt purlins and collars. Remains of former roof
line visible.
(Coleman S: Buckenham House: a Brief History: Southwold:
1990-; Jenkins AB: A Hundred Years of Southwold in
Photographs: Southwold: 1983-: 16).


Listing NGR: TM5076376161

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