Site Event/Activity record ESF21253 - Gardeners Cottage at Grundisburgh House, Heritage Asset Assessment

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Location Gardeners Cottage at Grundisburgh House, Grundisburgh
Grid reference Centred TM 2271 5109 (18m by 17m)
Map sheet TM25SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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Grundisburgh House is a grade II-listed residence on the eastern edge of Grundisburgh village. The house is ascribed to the mid-1800s by the Schedule of Listed Buildings, consistent with its facade of gault brick and the wrought iron staircase in the entrance hall. Gardeners Cottage is a broadly contemporary structure of gault brick immediately to the east of the main house, flanking its southern approach in the typical manner of 19th century service buildings. It appears to be shown on the tithe map of 1841, and was probably built as a stable and vehicle shed with a first-floor hay loft or granary. Both the front and rear elevations contain a projecting 'breakfront' central bay designed to reflect the central porch and pilasters of the house, and the latter's arched windows are also mirrored in its gable and rear elevation. Although the general proportions and appearance of the Cottage have changed little since the mid-19th century, the building was extensively altered between 1904 and 1927 when the north-western gable was extended and part of the original structure rebuilt to form a dwelling with three small bedrooms for accommodation. The adjoining shed became a garage and the stable at the opposite end of the building was provided with new stalls and subsequently converted into a second garage. Although of insufficient architectural and historic merit for listing in its own right, Gardeners Cottage reflects and complements the appearance of the grade II-listed main house, and represents a significant element of its historic context. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: HER event no. GRU 040 Sitecode GRU 040 Planning Application No. C/10/3035 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Annotated Sketch, Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPS Site status: None Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): HOUSE Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 135.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM22675109 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Edward Martin Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Leigh Alston DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Correspondence, Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Gardeners Cottage at Grundisburgh House, Grundisburgh, Suffolk, GRU 040, Heritage Asset Assessment Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, comb-bound, white cover with colour photograph (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2011. Historic Asset Assessment: Gardener's Cottage at Grundisburgh House, Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Gardener's Cottage (Building)

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Jan 3 2012 11:50AM

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