The Fleece / 65 Front Street

25 Jun 2002
The Fleece, Front Street, Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 5RX
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65 Front Street, Mendlesham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 5RX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MENDLESHAM FRONT STREET (south side) TM 16 NW 7/47 The Fleece & No.65 -

-- II 2 dwellings, one a public house. Late medieval core with mid C16 in-line addition and C17 alteration. Timber framed, plastered in panels, roof of concrete pantiles. A single long range. 2 storeys and attic. Various casement windows, mostly C19, a range of 6 to upper floor. The Fleece has a C20 semi-glazed door and bracketed hood. Plank door to No.65. Central internal stack with plain axial shaft; a further axial-shafted stack to left and a small stack against the right gable end. Late C19 full-height addition on left gable end, the front corner chamfered: red brick, gault brick dressings; inset sash windows. Interior. Earlier work to right of stack comprises hall range, partly in No.69 where the timbers are concealed. The portion in The Fleece has a low ceiling of heavy plain joists and an intact open fireplace with C19 oven and copper. This section was raised c.1.2m in C17, the old wallplate exposed only at the rear. Clasped purlin roof. To left of stack, a 2-bay hall and one-bay service cell. Hall has moulded main beam, joists and mid rail, the joists in the upper bay damaged by fire mid C20. Open fireplace in hall has replacement lintol. Closely-spaced heavy plain joists in service end, with evidence for axial partition; cross partition with hall removed. Most of timbers on upper floor concealed. Roof is a later reconstruction, perhaps of C18.

Listing NGR: TM1029565739


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1806 IOE Records taken by A C A Seinet; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr A. C. A Seinet. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Seinet, A. C. A

Rights Holder: Seinet, A. C. A


Brick, Concrete, Pantile, Plaster, Timber, Medieval House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Elizabethan Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational