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© Mr Barry Freeman ARPS

IoE Number: 468331
Location: THE GUILDHALL, CHURCH STREET (east side)
  EYE, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Barry Freeman ARPS
Date Photographed: 29 August 1999
Date listed: 15 June 1951
Date of last amendment: 12 February 1998
Grade I

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EYE TM1473 CHURCH STREET 585-1/7/78 (East side) 15/06/51 The Guildhall (Formerly Listed as: CHURCH STREET (North side) Guildhall of St Mary or Upson's Guildhall) GV I Guildhall of St Mary, now offices and shop. Late C15, probably for John Upson. Rebuilt 1875 by JK Colling as headmaster's house for adjoining Eye Grammar school until 1965, now offices and shop. Timber-framed; machine tile roofs. Nearly rectangular plan with a short west extension. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. West gable-end faces street. Exposed close studding throughout. First floor jettied to south and west. South flank with 5 two- and 3-light casements to ground floor and 4 to first floor, 3 of which are elaborated into oriels on heavily carved aprons. Gabled roof with clustered decorative ridge stack and internal gable-end stack to east. West gable with 4-light ground-floor casement, oriel window above fitted with single-light leaded casements on a richly carved apron and with a hipped plaintile roof. 3-light attic casement. Brattished jetty bressumer and attic wall plate. South-west corner post has weathered C15 carved figure of Archangel Gabriel, and south flank retains two 4-centred window heads with carved spandrels. All other timber of 1875. INTERIOR: heavy hollow-moulded tie beams on arched braces, also hollow-moulded. Plan is of 1875. (Paine C: The History of Eye: Diss: 1993-: 34-40).

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