Premises On North East Side Of The Street, 70 Yards North West Of Swan Hotel / Weaver House And Number 2

Date:
7 Sep 2002
Location:
Premises On North East Side Of The Street, 70 Yards North West Of Swan Hotel, Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30 9SA
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Weaver House And Number 2, The Street, Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30 9SA
Reference:
IOE01/07480/10
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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 THE STREET (NORTH EAST TL 9762 SIDE) 5/179 Weaver House and No.2 (formerly listed as ' - Premises on North East side 15.11.54 of The Street, 70 yards North West of Swan Hotel) GV II Two houses, built as one. Probably late C15: an urban house of high quality: mid C16 remodelling, when the central hall was rebuilt. 2 storeys and attics.

3-cell plan. 4 windows. Timber-framed and plastered, the framing fully exposed with plaster infill panels. Close-studding without external windbracing; the first floor entirely jettied to The Street and to Mason's Lane. Curved knees of varying thicknesses beneath the jetty, some carved integrally with the post - an unusual feature in Suffolk. Simply-moulded bressumers. At the corner of Mason's Lane is a spur corner post with a moulded and embattled capital. Plaintiled roof with 3 gabled dormers of C17/C18 with C20 casements. Axial C16 or C17 chimney of red brick. 3-light C18 casements. Two boarded and battened C20 entrance doors. A garage door occupies the ground storey walling of the left hand cell. To rear right the roof is hipped and gabletted, and there is evidence that this was a full crosswing until the main roof was rebuilt and the gable introduced in C17.

Also evidence for shop windows beneath the jetty at the right-hand gable. At Weaver House are two very faded black-letter inscriptions of mid C16 type, placed above fireplaces on plasterwork, and each surrounded by a decorative frieze. One has a devotional text which alludes to the book of Philippians, the other is barely legible. (Proc. Suff. Inst. Arch: Leslie Dow, F.S.A., 1962).

Listing NGR: TL9731562476

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This is part of the Series: IOE\Eburne_Roger IOE Records for Eburne, Roger; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

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Copyright IoE Mr Roger Eburne. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Eburne, Roger

Rights Holder: Eburne, Roger

Keywords

Brick, Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building, House, Domestic, Dwelling