Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1030727

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Aug-1988



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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)

Parish: Grundisburgh

National Grid Reference: TM 23161 50306


GRUNDISBURGH WOODBRIDGE ROAD TM 25 SW (West side) 2/102 16/3/66 Bridge House (formerly listed as Bridge Farmhouse) II House, formerly farmhouse. C16 with C17, C18 and C19 additions and alterations. Timber-framed with English bond brick walling and a plain tile roof. Two storeys. Baffle-entry 3-cell plan now altered to form a double-pile plan. Entrance front: early C20 glazing. Seven bays. To left of centre is a projecting porch with a hipped roof. This has a door of 6 panels, the upper 2 of which are glazed and the lower 4 raised and fielded. To right and left at ground floor level are windows with exposed sash boxes of 3 x 4 panes. Between the far right hand pair of sashes is a small single-light casement. To the first floor are 6 two-light sashes of 3 x 4 panes with a similar small casement between the two far sashes. Coving below the eaves. To the ridge at left of centre is a cross-axial stack with a moulded base and three diamond-shaped flues. Further chimney stack to the left-hand gable end. Right hand side: recessed gable end of C17 portion at left with a single-light ground floor window. Slightly overlapping this and extending to the right is a C20 wing which has random fenestration and an attic gable at left and a hipped 1/2-dormer window at right, immediately to right of which is a projecting brick chimney stack of Flemish bond brick with tumbled brickwork, offsets and an arched panel to the stack which has 3 flues. Left hand side: projecting ground floor C19 addition with hipped roof. Behind this is the gable end of English bond brick with crow steps which have saddlebacked coping. To left of this is a projecting 2-storey C20 range with a doorway at right. Double sash window at left divided by a king mullion, each sash of 3 x 4 panes. Two-light casement to first floor above. Rear: at left a projecting early C20 wing which has a canted bay window of 2 storeys height having a jettied gable above. Recessed and at right is a range with brick walling to the ground floor, a doorway beneath the right hand gable and three 2-light and a single-light window to the ground floor with two 3-light casements and a single-light to the first floor. Further projecting wing at right which has a plank door to the ground floor and a 3-light mullioned first floor window.

Interior: Hall: chamfered C16 ceiling beams and chamfered joists with stepped run-out stops. C17 and early C20 panelling to the walls, with moulded muntins and cross-rails with arched flutings to the top of some panels. Over the fireplace, originally wider, are 3 arched panels with fluted pilaster pieces between. Doorway, perhaps originally an external door also panelled and with nailhead decoration. Leading off from the hall is a staircase at the opposite side of the hearth from the lobby. Dining room: ovolo moulded ceiling beam with complex end stop of triple broached form and similar mouldings to the mid-rail. Close-studded walling. One blocked window and a blocked C19 serving hatch. The joists appear to be of C18 date at which time one end of the axial beam may also have been cut short. Massive hearth with early C20 brick and ovolo-moulded bressumer with stepped run-out end stop. To the outshut corridor the rear wall of the house is exposed and has close-studded walling above a brick plinth and one blocked window. Edwardian staircase in C17 style of 2 flights with panelled newels, twisted balusters, heavy moulded handrail and having an upper newel post with spiralling ribs brought in from elsewhere. Early C20 drawing room and sitting room with cyma-moulded cornice. To the first floor in the present corridor is close-studded walling, jowled wall posts and C17 window openings with ovolo moulded mullions, inserted into earlier openings. C17 plank door to one bedroom and a series of C18 doors, each of 2 panels.

Listing NGR: TM2316150306


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 285468

Legacy System: LBS

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