Evergreen House

19 Jun 2002
Evergreen House, The Street, Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30 9SA
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Evergreen House, Green Hill, Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30 9SA
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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 HILL TL 9762 5/140 Evergreen House _ (formerly listed under The Street) 15.11.54 GV II House, C15 with alterations mainly of early C17 and early c19. Built as a 3- cell open hall house of one storey with attics; a 2-storey crosswing set forward to left (added probably in C16), and a rear wing added to right in early C17. Timber-framed, encased at the front in early c19 gault brick.

Plaintiled roofs; one recessed C19 sash-window dormer at the centre. A large axial early C17 chimney of red brick in the rear wing has a frieze of moulded terracotta panels forming a diaper pattern at the base, and a group of 6 octagonal flues. Early C19 windows with flat arches of gauged brick and small-pane sashes. C19 entrance doorway: panelled door with the upper half adapted to give a small-paned glazed panel. Above is a blind fanlight with semi-circular arched heads of gauged brick and painted raised keystone and springing stones. Interior: The open hall has twin 4-centred arched service room doorways and another from hall to parlour. The service cell was remodelled to incorporate a crosswing, probably in C16; the framing is concealed, but there is some evidence for a jettied upper floor on two consecutive sides. In C16 a large open fireplace was added to rear of hall and a 1st floor inserted. In early C17 the parlour cell was remodelled, including a fine plaster ceiling with cherubs, fleurs-de-lys and other motifs.

A rear single-storey extension of c.1980.

Listing NGR: TL9735162415


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Photographer: Eburne, Roger

Rights Holder: Eburne, Roger


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