Record Details

NHER Number:35920
Type of record:Building
Name:The Old Messuage, Church Lane


The Old Messuage is a timber-framed house of the early 17th century. It has a three cell design and is two storeys high. It was heightened in the mid 17th century and given ornate carving, with a hall chamber fireplace added slightly later. In the 18th century it was reduced in length, and it was subdivided in the 19th century and much altered in the 20th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3339 9510
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

February 1991. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
House. Probably 17th century. Timber framed, partly brick faced. Glazed black pantile roof. 3-cell plan with 18th century brick range at right angles to rear. Facade of 3 bays, 2 storeys. 19/20th century brick 4-centred arch doorway to left hand bay. 19th century gabled porch to centre bay. Brick pilasters to corners. 17th century brick to central axial stack, repaired in 19th century. Right hand gable wall partly brick-clad. Lower 2-storey range to rear. Limited access.
Information from (S1).

Timber framed house of the early 17th century; three cell, two storey with stack. Heightened in the mid 17th century with ornate carving. Hall chamber fireplace slightly later. Reduced in length in 18th century, subdivided in 19th century, much altered in 20th century.
See report (S2) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 2 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE (16th Century to 21st Century - 1600 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Document: 2000. Design Statement for The Olde Messuage, Thwaite St Mary, Suffolk.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051107.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.

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