Ebenezer Cottage

23 Jun 2002
Ebenezer Cottage, Long Green, Bedfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP13 7JE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BEDFIELD LONG GREEN TM 26 NW 2/29 Ebenezer Cottage - - II

Former farmhouse. Circa 1500. Mid C20 renovation and rear addition. Timber framed and plastered, half-hipped roof. 3-cell, cross-entry type. 2 storeys.

3 windows, mid C20 standard single-pane casements. Mid C20 plastered gabled porch with panelled door. Internal stack and Cl9 external gable stack to right. Interior. Modernised. Widely-spaced studding, mainly exposed on upper floor. Part of one original first floor diamond-mullioned window (in hall chamber) and evidence for others. 2-bay hall has apparently original upper floor with plain joists set flat. Open truss over hall chamber has cambered tie beam with solid braces to the wallposts, one end now cut through for side passage. Coupled-rafter roof, with low purlins to support the hip.

All the roof timbers are sooted. The present stack is clearly a later insertion but the previous heating arrangement is unclear. The parlour ceiling has a large trimmed opening, immediately beyond the stack, presumably for the passage of smoke. A tie beam above this, removed during the mid C20 renovation, may have been part of a smoke hood. Above the tie beam in the upper end wall of the hall is a single central post which extends through the present ceiling and is probably morticed into another tie beam at a slightly higher level; the function of this arrangement is unclear.

Listing NGR: TM2190566949


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Plaster, Timber, Medieval Farmhouse, Tudor Domestic, Agricultural Dwelling, Dwelling, House, Agriculture And Subsistence, Farm Building, Agricultural Building, Timber Framed House, Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building