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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: 1032538



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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Horham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Apr-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 280986

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The entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22 March 2017.

TM 27 SW, 5/45



House, probably once a farmhouse. Early C17. Single-storey flat-roofed wing to east added c.1972 for the composer Benjamin Britten, and his partner Peter Pears, who owned the house for many years prior to his death in 1976. Timber framed, encased in colourwashed brick. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. 2-cell, lobby entry type with a central stack. South front has 2 windows, standard small-paned casements under segmental arches. Small C20 lean-to porch with side door; within the porch is a half-glazed 4-panel door. The main entrance is now to the north. The frame is partly exposed internally, with reverse-curved braces and original window openings. Both ground-floor rooms have bridging beams with nicked stop-chamfers, the joists concealed. Newel stairs, the attic flight original. The roof has a single row of clasped purlins and cranked wind braces.

Listing NGR: TM2214671478

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National Grid Reference: TM2214671478


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