Building record SEN 073 - Church Cottage

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Summary

17th century timber-framed house

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3237 8300 (14m by 12m)
Map sheet TM38SW
Civil Parish ALL SAINTS AND ST NICHOLAS, SOUTH ELMHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Church Cottage is a timber-framed domestic house that consists of two early-17th century phases of construction, one of which may incorporate elements of a mid-16th century building. A central brick chimney separates a hall of 1610 to its right (north-east) from a rebuilt parlour of c.1630 to its left. The eaves of the hall were initially lower than those of the parlour but the existing symmetrical fa├žade has been achieved by raising its front wall (the original height remains to the rear) and by replacing a northern service bay with a small rear wing. This pattern of evolution is very common in Suffolk, but a pair of carved ceiling corbels in the hall, bearing two sets of initials and the date 1610, is a rare feature of particular historic interest. The house was originally thatched, possessed a spiral stair behind its chimney, and contained an attic room that was lit by a window in its parlour gable (S1)(S2).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2005. Outline Survey of Historic Fabric: Church Cottage, St Nicholas South Elmham.

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Record last edited

Aug 27 2019 4:41PM

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