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Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
Monk Soham
National Grid Reference:
TM 21605 65516


MONK SOHAM SCHOOL ROAD TM 26 NW 2/158 Abbey House - - II

House, formerly the rectory. Dated 1846, by S.S. Teulon. Red brick with white brick dressings and further embellishment in black-brick. Brick dentil eaves cornice, brick copings to gables. Roof of mid C20 concrete pantiles, originally plaintiled. 2 storeys and attic. Irregular form. Entrance front (east), garden front (west) and south front each have a shaped gable with integral stack. Plain gable to north. Various sash windows with slender glazing bars; chamfered reveals. East and west fronts each have 2 tripartite windows, those to ground floor within shallow square bays with hipped roofs. Lean-to open porch with drop finials; semi-glazed door, probably the original altered. Opposite doorway to west has 3-centre arched head; the door has 6 narrow panels, the upper 3 glazed. Above is a good 3-centre arched stair window with Y tracery and a transom; decorative glazing with a pattern of linked circles. South front has ground floor canted bay with French windows: this is probably a slightly later addition. To north, a square turret with pyramidal roof was for W.C.'s. Attic lit by mid C20 flush rooflights; there was a gabled dormer to east. Contemporary lean-to and enclosed service yard to north; gateway to east has piers with ball finials. Interior. Well stair with 2 balusters per tread, each pair alternately twisted and turned. Plans and specifications for the house are in the Parsonage House Papers (ref. FM1) at the Suffolk Record Office.

Listing NGR: TM2160565516


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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: 15 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/13550/36
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Maxwell Newport. Source Historic England Archive
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