39 Church Street

25 Aug 1999
39 Church Street, Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23 7BD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TM1473 CHURCH STREET 585-1/7/69 (North side) 20/10/71 No.39


House. Two houses originally, mid C14 and mid C16, converted to one in C19. Of the 4-window range the 3 west windows (at first floor) represent a mid C14 hall house. East window marks a mid C16 house. Roughcast and painted timber frame; pantiled roof. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. West bay is jettied (former service rooms below, solar above); ground floor with one 3/3 horned sash. Second bay with a 4-panelled door to left and double timber doors to carriageway to rear. Third bay with 4-panelled door in timber doorcase and one 3/3 horned sash. Final, east bay, has late C19 shop display window (glass renewed C20) within C19 pilaster strips and a doorway to its left. First floor lit though four 3/6 unhorned sashes. Gabled roof hipped to west. No stacks. INTERIOR: east bay with chamfered bridging beams. Frame of main house of heavy scantling. Former open hall occupies centre of present house, floored c1540 with multiple roll-moulded joists into 2 bridging beams also with multiple roll mouldings. Carriageway cut through house in C20. On west side of carriageway is site of screens passage, one half of one doorway remaining to rear. C20 staircase inserted into passage. West room with mortice holes for former service partitions. First floor retains square mortice holes for mullioned windows to front and rear. Hall lit by similar mullioned windows immediately above and below the rear middle rail. Over hall a complete 2-bay crown post roof. Crown post has lost its moulded base. Octagonal shaft and moulded capital over astragal collar. 4 solid arched braces to crown purlin and collars. Common rafters intact. Studs to former end gable wall remain to east. Notable as early example of flooring of open hall.

Listing NGR: TM1478373874


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0752 IOE Records taken by Barry Freeman (2); within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Barry Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Freeman2, Barry

Rights Holder: Freeman2, Barry


Pantile, Roughcast, Timber, Medieval Jettied House, Monument <By Form>, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Open Hall House, Hall House, Shop, Commercial