This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NEEDHAM MARKET HIGH STREET (WEST) TM 0855
3/86 No.81 and former meeting - room at rear
House; the solar block of a high-quality house of early C15, the major part of which is contained within Nos.83 and 85 High Street. Alterations of c.1600 and C19. Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof with rear C16 chimney of red brick. 2 windows, 2 storeys. C19 small-pane sashes and recessed 4- panelled entrance door. The range is of unusual form, with a single ground storey room beneath a narrow solar with ante-room to left. The plain crownpost roof to the latter survives, in line with the hall roof. The roof above the solar, apparently once of narrow cross-wing form, has been rebuilt.
A cambered tie-beam in the 2-bay solar has thick arch-braces whose pilasters have been cut away. At ground storey is a massive chamfered and knee-braced bridging joist. A rear C17 2-storey wing has an ovolo-moulded 1st floor beam.
A single-storey wing further to rear contains a vacant meeting room formerly used by the Plymouth Brethren. It is of C16/C17 origin, timber-framed and plastered, with early C19 small-pane sashes. Early C19 battened and boarded entrance door; the head of the doorway is ogee-arched in the late C14 manner.
Listing NGR: TM0881355046
© A G Turner. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Turner, Ag
Rights Holder: Turner, Ag
Brick, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Monument (By Form), Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Nonconformist Meeting House, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship
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