Anne Of Cleves House / The Vicarage

24 Jul 2004
Anne Of Cleves House, Hamlet Road, Haverhill, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, CB9 8EE
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The Vicarage, Hamlet Road, Haverhill, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, CB9 8EE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TL6745 HAMLET ROAD 816-1/5/7 (South West side) 26/06/52 Anne of Cleves House (Formerly Listed as: HAMLET ROAD (South West side) The Vicarage)


House, later vicarage, now residential home. Early C16 with late C16 extension and further later alterations and extensions: converted 1985. Timber-frame with colourwashed rendered and plastered infilling and brick plinth; plain tile hipped roof; rebuilt diagonally set triple stacks of brick, some diagonally set, some octagonal with star tops. EXTERIOR: 2-storey 6-bay front with jettied first floor and exposed close studded timber-frame. C17 plank door beneath stilted arch to left of centre: otherwise, ground floor has three canted bay windows with early C19 metal casements and three early C18 2-light cross casements with leaded glazing. First floor lit by six late C18 or early C19 2- and 3-light cross casements with leaded glazing. South window bay originally early C16, with mortice holes remaining under jetty for former doorway. Rear: 2 storeys with cross gable to left with attic, and cross wing projecting to right. Windows generally are C20 casements except for early C19 full-height bay to gable wall of cross wing. INTERIOR: close-studded timber-frame apparent throughout, the principal studs jowled to both middle rail and wall plate. Chamfered bridging beams with tongue stops. Longitudinal passage between front and rear rooms inserted C19. Ground floor. Staircase has moulded string, stick balusters, ramped and wreathed handrail and scrolled tread ends. Main centre room (Tudor Room) has small-framed dado panelling, some late C16, majority early C17. Small room to north of Tudor Room has geometric plaster ceiling hidden by C20 suspended ceiling. South-west room (Thomas More Room) lined with intact small-framed panelling of masons' mitre construction. Bridging beams are cruciform, one having sunk-quadrant mouldings. Fireplace with 4-centred arch is of plastered brick in timber chimneypiece dated 1656. Lower tier of tapering Ionic pilasters with strapwork decoration flank fireplace. 2-panel overmantel articulated by upper tier of squat strapwork

panelled pilasters, each panel containing two fields of oval jewel mouldings tied by lateral keyblocks. Pilaster capitals dated 16 (T over), and 56 (M over). South-east room (Anne of Cleves Room) lined on two walls with small-framed panelling, of masons' mitre construction. 4-centred brick fireplace arch with sunk-quadrant moulding in timber chimneypiece dated 1657. Tapering tiered pilasters with jewel mouldings have dated and initially frieze blocks, 16 (TM over) to left and 57 (AM over) to right. Overmantel divided into 3 panels by jewel-moulded pilasters carrying cornice enriched with oval jewel carvings; centre panel has fielded geometric decoration, flanked by panels containing heads carved in high relief enclosed beneath keyed round arches. First floor: at north-west corner of first floor one blocked 3-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window. Right end room has 4-centred chamfered and plastered brick fireplace, and overmantel painting of red roses on interlace background, c1600. Late C16 roofs all of similar construction with principal rafters, cambered collars and clasped purlins.

Listing NGR: TL6756045068


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2061 IOE Records taken by Peter Tree; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Tree. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Tree, Peter

Rights Holder: Tree, Peter


Brick, Plaster, Render, Tile, Timber, Medieval Jettied House, Tudor Monument (By Form), Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Vicarage, Clergy House, Clerical Dwelling, Nursing Home, Health And Welfare, Residential Building