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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1032324



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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Debenham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Jun-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 281510

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DEBENHAM HIGH STREET (east side) TM 16 SE 6/86 No.17 (The Recess) 9.12.55 (formerly listed as The Recess)


House, set at right angles to street behind No.15A (qv. Item 6/85). Early C16 with late C16 in-line addition. Timber framed and rendered, pantiled roof. 3 cells. 2 storeys and attic. Earlier phase has underbuilt jetty to south. Main front faces south. 3 first floor C19 casements. Ground floor has 2 16- paned sash windows and a mid C20 casement. 2 doorways with semi-glazed 4- panel doors, one with overlight. 3 flush rooflights. Internal stack has axial shaft. Interior. Early C16 work in 2 1/2 bays, with heavy close studding on upper floor. Bay at west end has heavy joists, very closely-spaced, with evidence for cross-partition and trimming for stairtrap. To north this bay had a partitioned through passage from the front range: 2 blocked 4-centre arched doorways on ground floor, one with leaf-carved spandrels (reversed mid C20). Centre room has good early C18 corner cupboard, the semi-domed head with a painting of Bacchus and Ariadne in a chariot, pulled by a lion (in a panther skin) and leopard, emerging from clouds. Good intact plain crown-post roof with 2-way bracing. 2-bay addition, one bay containing stack. Intact first floor studding, one incomplete window with chamfered mullions, clasped purlin roof. By stack, an C18 first floor stair and newel attic stair.

Listing NGR: TM1739463313

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National Grid Reference: TM 17394 63313


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