Walnut Tree Cottage

7 Sep 2002
Walnut Tree Cottage, Green Road, Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30 9RF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WOOLPIT GREEN ROAD TL 9762 5/153 Walnut Tree Cottage - - II House; C15 or possibly C14, with major early C17 alterations. An open hall house with cross-wing to left built in late C16/early C17. One storey with attics; 2-storey crosswing. Timber-framed, encased in late C19 brick, now painted. Thatched roof, half-hipped to right. An axial chimney with shaft rebuilt in C19 gault brick. Two C19 eyebrow dormers with small-pane casements. Late C19 windows with segmental heads; casements with either small panes or leaded lights. C19 thatched lean-to entrance porch with C20 panelled door. Interior: The open hall has exceptionally modest framing and is a rare survivor of its status: the open truss has a tiebeam with curved chamfered square-sectioned archbraces. One closed truss at the upper end of the hall has widely-spaced studding and long slender arch windbraces. There is evidence for an open-hall window in the rear wall. The right-hand (parlour) cell has unchamfered 1st floor joists. A chimney was inserted, backing onto the cross-passage, in late C16 or early C17. A 1st floor was inserted in the hall, with chamfered joists, in C17 and the roof rebuilt in side-purlin form.

A crosswing was built in late C16/early C17 with chamfered elm floor joists augmenting reused earlier unchamfered oak joists. Diamond-mullioned window evidence.

Listing NGR: TL9745162098


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Photographer: Eburne, Roger

Rights Holder: Eburne, Roger


Brick, Thatch, Timber, Medieval Open Hall House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling