Building record BIL 035 - 78-80 High Street
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|Grid reference||Centred TL 9933 4932 (16m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||BILDESTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
An early 19th century red brick building. Two storeys. Three window range of double-hung sashes with glazing bars, in plain reveals. At the south end there is a small 19th century shop front with pilasters and cornice. Roof slate, hipped, with a central chimney stack (S1).
2008: An Historic Asset Assessment was carried out on the detached outbuilding. 78-80 High Street is a grade II-listed early-19th century red brick house incorporating a shop which now forms a separate cottage. The detached outbuilding to the rear is a two-storied timber-framed structure of three bays which dates from the late-16th or early-17th century. Formerly rendered to the exterior it is now clad in corrugated iron and roofed with pantiles. The two bays to the south formed a single room entered by a door in the position of the modern entrance in its north-western corner. A second external door may have existed in the rear wall immediately opposite to form a cross-passage but any evidence of this is concealed. The northern bay was entered by a central door in the partition which divided it from the larger room, and its northern gable adjoined a separate structure which no longer survives. The building appears to have been floored throughout with an undivided chamber on the upper storey which was open to the clasped purlin-roof and spanned by a pair of arch-braced tie-beams. The building reflects the typical domestic layout of its period with a two-bay hall and a single-bay service room, but there was no evidence of an original chimney at its northern end. The ceiling ass rebuilt in the 19th century, and much of the ground-floor studwork replaced with brick, but the studs of the upper-storey remain largely intact as do the roof timbers, wall plates, mid rails, tie-beams, and arch-braces (S2).
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Record last edited
Sep 27 2016 11:05AM