Laundry Cottage

24 May 2003
Laundry Cottage, Laundry Lane, Thornham Magna, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23 8HG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


House. c.1500, floor inserted and extended or part rebuilt c.1600, raised late C17, extended or part rebuilt C19, altered C20. Timber frame, plastered.

Steeply pitched glazed pantiled roof. Brick and red pantiled additions. A small 2 bay open hall with parlour and stack added, possibly replacing an upper cross wing; raised to appear as a 3 cell lobby entry plan, C19 service bay replaces earlier service end. 2 storeys and attics. C19 lobby entrance to left of centre in a C20 gabled porch, C20 3-light glazing bar casements, first floor C19 hoodmoulds. Rebuilt ridge stack between hall and parlour to left of centre. Left end attic 5-light diamond mullioned window, pentice boards, exposed plates and purlins. On right end is a lower 2 storey C19 service bay above which are exposed plates and purlins and an attic light. To rear an added continuous lean-to outshut, red pantiles, a central C20 gabled projection, above lean-to a restored 5-light diamond mullioned window.

Interior: screens passage retains parts of 4 centred arched door heads, 2 doorways to service end originally, hall has exposed straight bracing halved over studs, inserted ogee stop chamfered cross axial binding beam and joists, parts remain of original tall 6-light diamond mullioned hall windows, 2-light opening over screens passage, arched bracing in walls, original open truss has chamfered arched braces to a cut cambered tie beam with a crown post mortice, upper end of hall has fragmentary sections of timber suggesting an original cross wing, C17 roof has collars and halved principals clasping purlins.

Parlour has close studding, stop chamfered axial binding beam, joists and mid- rail, first floor straight arched bracing in walls, stop chamfered cross axial binding beam, 2-light diamond mullioned window opening in stack bay, lower butt purlins and upper collars to clasped purlins with straight windbraces.

Listing NGR: TM0985171325


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0682 IOE Records taken by Edward Erbes; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Edward Erbes. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Erbes, Edward

Rights Holder: Erbes, Edward


Brick, Pantile, Plaster, Timber, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Service Wing