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Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 04748 75849


BOTESDALE MARKET PLACE (NORTH-WEST TM 0475 SIDE) 6/6 No 1 and adjoining 29.7.55 Premises (formerly listed as Premises occupied by C.W. Ray (Saddler), Premises occupied by W. Bullock (Carpenter) and Premises adjoining those occupied by W. Bullock) GV II House, latterly 3 dwellings and shops, now 2 dwellings. Late C15 or early C16, remodelled and extended 1637, date formerly in a pargetted panel; extended early C18 and C19, altered C20. Timber frame, plastered. Brick and clay lump repair and additions. Steeply pitched pantiled roofs. Originally probably 3 cells, possibly with an open hall or all storeyed with a smoke bay, a double jettied 2 bay upper cross wing to left; unit house or service additions to right, C18 additions to rear. All 2 storeys. Ground floor: main range has entrance to left of centre in probable cross entry position, a C19 half glazed door with traceried glazing, reeded doorcase with lozenges in frieze; to left or hall an architraved 16-pane sash; parlour to far left has a boarded door and an architraved fixed 12-light former shop window, original corner post with 3 roll moulds, C17 brackets to jetty, storey heights in crosswing possibly altered in C17; added bays to right have C20 casements and a door. First floor: 2 and 3-light glazing bar casements over entrance and hall, boxed eaves, over parlour a 3:2 light architraved sash, brackets to exposed plates, bargeboards, slightly taller ridge on cross wing. Main cross axial ridge stack in original smoke bay to left of main range between hall and parlour has 3 conjoined diagonally set shafts. Right end internal stack with rebuilt capping. Left return 18 pane part opening former shop window, 2-light glazing bar casements, irregular C17 brackets of thin scantling to jetty. Main range to rear has lower eaves, a C20 lean-to and a first floor part opening, part leaded cross casement. Behind hall and stack is early C18 gabled stair bay. Interior: frame much altered in C17 and subsequently, traces of close studding, cross axial binding beams, an arched brace to binding beam in parlour; hall chamber cambered tie beam with rebated soffit, mortice for crown post, entirely reroofed in C17 with one unblackened closed truss crown post surviving at upper end of hall chamber. Hall has a late C18 Neo-classical fireplace taken from Redgrave Hall (demolished) with caryatids, musical symbols. Early C18 dogleg staircase with pierced S-shaped balusters, capped newel posts, archway on first floor landing. Cellar of flint with some ashlar. Frame concealed in adjoining dwelling. Attached to rear of parlour cross wing are C18 brick and clay lump 1 storey outbuildings, part whitewashed, blocked and altered openings, reroofed to rear, a ridge stack towards front with a reuilt cap, brick rear gable end.

Listing NGR: TM0474875849


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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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Date: 25 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13548/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Prof John N. Buxton. Source Historic England Archive
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