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KING'S COTTAGE LOWER SOMERSHAM POST OFFICE STREET FARM

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.

Name: KING'S COTTAGE LOWER SOMERSHAM POST OFFICE STREET FARM

List entry Number: 1251732

Location

KING'S COTTAGE, MAIN ROAD
LOWER SOMERSHAM POST OFFICE, MAIN ROAD
STREET FARM, MAIN ROAD

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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Somersham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Jan-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434318

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History

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Details

SOMERSHAM MAIN ROAD TM 04 NE 6/159 King's Cottage, Street - Farm and Lower Somersham Post Office - II

3 houses, one of which includes the Post Office. Formerly (until early C20) The King's Head Inn, but probably built as a 3-cell farmhouse in C15 or early C16. A complex building of 4 main units, all built by mid C17.

Phase 1:- The central range of early C16 or earlier, with mid C19 alterations (the major portion of Street Farmhouse). A hall with service cell. 2 storeys, 4 windows. Timber-framed, encased at front in C19 painted red brick. Plaintiled roof with axial C17 chimney of red brick. C19 casements with segmental heads, some having small panes. C19 4-panelled entrance door with lean-to canopy on brackets. In the hall are heavy exposed 1st floor joists and a cross-passage. The bar seating, corner cupboard and other early C19 features are retained internally. The front wall was raised, and the roof partly rebuilt in C19. Phase 2:- A dairy/bakehouse range, originally detached, projecting forward to right (now the Post Office). C16, 2 storeys, 3 cells. Timber-framed ana roughcast. Plaintiled roof (one slope concrete tiled) with axial C17 chimney of red brick. Various C19 casements and sashes. Good unmoulded framing exposed internally. A small C17/C18 2-storeyea wing added to rear right. Single- storey extensions to right, of red brick, C19 and late C20. Phase 3:- A short set-forward cross-wing added to left-hand end in mid C16 (now part of King's Cottage). 2 storeys. Timber-framed and roughcast; the gable is jettied at 1st floor and again ac the gable foot, with moulded fascia- bressumers at each level; at 1st floor are 2 knees, one rising from a carved shaft. The rear gable and chimney of red brick are a C17 or early C18 alteration. A 2-storey lace C20 extension at left is not of special interest. Phase 4:- . A gabled cross-wing (now part of Street Farmhouse) probably of service function, was inserted in C17 between Phases 1 and 2. 2 storeys. Timber- framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof with axial C17 chimney of red brick.

Listing NGR: TM0857048658

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National Grid Reference: TM 08570 48658

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