Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1352360

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Apr-1988



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County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk (District Authority)

Parish: Rattlesden

National Grid Reference: TL 97847 59027


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RATTLESDEN LOWER STREET TL 95 NE 3/106 Church Cottage (formerly - listed as Old Moat House, 15.11.54 The Butts) GV II* House, mid C15. An open hall house with a crosswing to left; the parlour cell to right was demolished C19 or earlier. Hall of one storey and attics, crosswing of 2 storeys. Timber-framed and plastered with close-studding exposed. The wing is jettied on 3 sides facing the road and churchyard, with spur corner posts at two corners, having shallow mouldings to the capitals (one missing). The underside of the jetty has a plaster coving added perhaps in C18. Early C17 console brackets at the gable. Plaintiled roofs, the cross-wing with C19 pierced and fluted bargeboards. An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C19 red and gault brick. 3-light casements of C18, and two C20 replacements. Late C18 or early C19 6-panelled door at cross-entry position (to right is one jamb of the original doorway, with 2-centred curvature). The cross-wing is in 2 bays, with evidence for wide mullioned windows at back and front. At the front of the west wall to the churchyard is a blocked shop window with 4-centred head, and evidence for another adjacent. Coupled rafter roof. The open hall is in two unequal bays, with a complete smoke-encrusted roof. Strongly cambered tie beam at the open truss with 4- centred very heavy archbraces and evidence for pilasters beneath. A cross- quadrate crownpost with 4-way plank braces, offset from the centre of the shaft. Plain inserted 1st floor in hall, of late C16/early C17, the binding beam lodged over the transomes of the original hall window.

Listing NGR: TL9773959041


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Legacy System number: 280859

Legacy System: LBS

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