William's Store / The Gables

15 Nov 2000
William's Store, The Green, Grundisburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13 6TA
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The Gables, The Green, Grundisburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13 6TA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

GRUNDISBURGH THE GREEN TM 25 SW (West side) 2/84 The Gables (William's Store) GV II House and shop. C16 range with C17 range and further added range and shop front of c.1870. Timber-framed with colourwashed render to the C16 portion. Timber-framed with a red brick skin covered by a further skin of C19 brick to the C17 portion and yellow brick with red brick dressings to the late C19 portion. Lead, slate and plain tile roof. Two storeys: L- shaped plan of which the downstroke is the C16 wing to which the double pile arrangement of C17 and C19 ranges have been added as a cross-stroke with a further late C19 cross-axial wing to their end. Garden front: to right the gable end of the 1870s wing, to the left of this the C17 wing, refaced in the C19 and to far left the C16 wing. The gable ends are similar, of yellow brick and having pilaster buttresses to their edges and at centre ending in ball finials, a red-brick band at the base of the gables and red brick coping with stepped patterns of triangular blocks.

The left hand wing has a ground floor sash window of 4 x 4 panes with chamfered lintel. Above this is a first floor tripartite sash window also with chamfered lintel. The left hand gable end has a doorway at right of 6 raised and fielded panels with brick pilasters at either side with large- scale egg and dart frieze. To left of this is a tripartite sash window with chamfered lintels. Tripartite sash window to the first floor. To left of this the C16 wing has C20 fenestration. To the far right is a portion of white brick walling enclosing the base of a massive chimney stack which is cross axial and has a rectangular red-brick top with two diamond-shaped flues. To left of this are a sash window of 2 x 2 panes at right and a doorway at left of this - with a stable door, and single-light casement at left of this and a 4-light casement at left. To the first floor are three 2-light windows. The left hand end of this wing has a hipped roof and a central single-flue chimney stack which diminishes as it rises. To left of this the recessed rear of the C17 wing has a single-storey porch in the re- entrant angle with a round arch and battlemented parapet. Similarly modeled bay window at left of this with a clasping buttress to the left hand corner with a ball finial. To the ridge of this part at far left is a chimney stack of 2 flues, of c.1870, with a 6-panel door, the upper two glazed and a glazed surround. The rear of the C16 wing has two C20 ground floor windows of 2 and 3 lights and two C19 windows to the first floor also of 2 and 3 lights. Road front: all of c.1870. Projecting gabled wing at right with a shop window of 2 lights to the ground floor and a tripartite first floor window above this with entwined initials S A and J to a stone in the gable. To left of this is a long glazed shop front with plate glass windows divided by moulded mullions and double doors at left and a single door at right. To the first floor is a central blocked window and at either side of this are 2-light casement windows.

Interior: Massive chamfered ceiling beams with joists to the ground floor rooms in both the C16 and C17 ranges with close studding to the walls with angle braces and jowled wall posts. Brick chimney to the C16 range remodelled and to the C17 range with a winder staircase leading from the first floor to the attic. Wide oak floorboards to the first floor and pament tiles to the ground floor kitchen and corridor. The ceilings in the C17 range appear to have been raised in the C19.

Listing NGR: TM2231851002


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1295 IOE Records taken by R H MacMillan; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© R H MacMillan. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Macmillan, R H

Rights Holder: Macmillan, R H


Brick, Lead, Render, Slate, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Commercial