Mill Cottage

Date:
22 Jul 2002
Location:
Mill Cottage, Church Street, Wetheringsett Cum Brockford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 5PP
Reference:
IOE01/07566/04
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD CHURCH STREET TM 16 NW 3/121 Mill Cottage 29.7.55

GV II House, at one time divided into 2. Mid-late C16. Timber framed and rendered, the left gable end and rear with old plasterwork. Thatched roof, hipped to left. 2-cell, lobby entry type. 2 storeys and attic. 3 windows, mid C20 casements with diamond leaded panes. Mid C20 studded plank door. Stack has rebuilt shaft. Interior. Exposed 3-bay frame with reverse-curved braces and evidence for original windows, including an oriel sill in rear of right hand chamber. In rear wall of left cell is an additional original doorway with arched head, an unusual feature. Both ground floor rooms have chamfered-joist ceilings. Back-to-back open fireplaces on ground floor, both C16 lintols cut down in length; the lintol in the right room has multiple roll moulding.

There is evidence to suggest the stack is of C17 date and was preceded by a timber flue in the same position. C19 upper ceiling in right cell. C19 stair in left cell, the original stair probably removed when the house was subdivided. The name of the house, and its unusual siting over a small watercourse, suggest it was associated with a watermill but no firm evidence for this is known.

Listing NGR: TM1270066802

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Cooper_John IOE Records for Cooper, John; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr John Cooper. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cooper, John

Rights Holder: Cooper, John

Keywords

Plaster, Render, Thatch, Timber, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Watermill, Industrial, Water Power Production Site, Power Generation Site