The Old Post House

23 Apr 2003
The Old Post House, Shrubbery Road, Hasketon, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13 6HR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HASKETON SHRUBBERY ROAD TM 25 SW (South side) 2/115 The Old Post House II House. Early C17 with C19 and C20 additions and alterations. Timber- framed with colourwashed render and a plain-tile roof. Two storeys, 3-cell baffle-entry plan. Entrance front: to left of centre is a projecting canted porch with a hipped roof, probably C19 with a central C20 door of 4 panels. To left of these are a 3-light and a single-light casement at ground floor level and to right two 3-light and two single-light casements.

To the first floor are three 3-light and one single-light casements. To the ridge at left of centre above the porch is an axial stack of 2 flues and to the right hand gable end is a further similar stack. Extending at right is a C19 or C20 outbuilding, now having two sets of double doors and serving as a garage block. Rear: outshut extending across the whole of the ground floor with a lean-to pantile roof. To the first floor at far right is one C17 window of 6 lights with ovolo-moulded mullions and to left of this is one 4-light window, the lights being divided by wide mullions, and a 3-light window at far left. The right hand gable end has a brick chimney stack showing to the lower body in English bond brick, which is battered.

The left hand gable end has, to the ground floor, a 2-light and a single- light casement and to the first floor a central 2-light window with 2-light C17 windows at either side of it each having ovolo-moulded surround.

Interior: three ground floor timber-framed rooms with close studding to the walls, passing braces, jowled wall posts, chamfered ceiling beams with run- out end stops. Chamfered bressumers to two hearths. Blocked doorway and two,blocked windows with diamond-section mullions. Winder staircase with original solid treads leading up from the lobby to the first floor.

Further jowled wall posts and close studding to the first floor.

Listing NGR: TM2511349814


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2192 IOE Records taken by Robert Whitehouse; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert Whitehouse. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Whitehouse, Robert

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