138 And 140 High Street

6 Sep 2002
138 And 140 High Street, Bildeston, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7 7ED
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5377 (east side) Nos 138 and 140 TL 9949 51/49 23.1.58.

II GV 2.

A timber-framed and plastered building with jettied cross wings on exposed joists at the north and south ends, probably originally a mediaeval hall house, but considerably altered. The north cross wing is also jettied on exposed joists on the north side. The south cross wing has exposed timber-framing on the upper storey, and there is an addition on the south end, also jettied with exposed timber-framing on the upper storey.

The centre block and the ground storey of each cross wing is faced in brick (painted) and the north cross wing has the remains of a large corner post with moulded capital. Roof tiled, with a C16-C17 internal chimney stack to the south wing, with 2 octagonal shafts. There is also a jettied wing at the rear. The interior has an open truss with carved spandrels and crown post.

Listing NGR: TL9923049541


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1722 IOE Records taken by Ben Robinson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ben Robinson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Robinson, Ben

Rights Holder: Robinson, Ben


Plaster, Tile, Timber, Medieval Cross Wing House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House