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East Suffolk (District Authority)
Campsey Ash
National Grid Reference:
TM 31835 54448


CAMPSEY ASH THE PRIORY (SITE OF) TM 35 SW 4/20 Abbey House 16.3.66 (Formerly listed as Ash Abbey under General) GV II* Formerly known as Ashe Abbey House. House, formerly purported to be the frater and dorter of the chaplaincy for the Canons to the Priory. C14, exterior much remodelled C20. Interior contains C14 raised aisled hall, originally of 3 bays one of which has been demolished possibly C19. Red brick and some original stone with plain tiled roof. 2 storeys mostly open hall with C20 dormer lighting upper part of hall. Scattered fenestration: all C20 casements. C20 entrance door with side-light. The interior contains a very finely worked example of C14 carpentry: a cambered tie beam spanniing 35 feet, supports octagonal queen posts with finely moulded caps and bases with braces, struts and arcaded windbracing: Plain crown postwith collar and collar purlin. There is also some later panelling and a 4 centred arched stone fireplace. For a fuller description of the structure see Suffolk Houses by Eric Sandon, Baron Publishing 1977: also Proceedings of the S.I.A. Vol. XXXII 1973 by David Sherlock. Part of Scheduled A.M.

Listing NGR: TM3183554448


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Books and journals
Sandon, E, Suffolk Houses: A Study of Domestic Architecture, (1977)
'Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History' in Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, , Vol. 32, (1973)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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