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Willy Lott's Cottage

Late C16 -C17. Timber -framed, rendered, now accommodation for Field Studies Centre.


Farmhouse, now accommodation for Field Studies Centre. Late C16 -C17. Timber -framed, rendered. Plain tile roof. Red brick stacks and brick plinth. Single -storey and attic range of 2 bays with 2 - storey, 2 -bay cross wing to left and single -storey cross wing to right. To centre range a pl ank door in ovolo and hollow -chamfered surround. Cross casement with leaded lights to left. Cross casements to ground and first floor of cross wing and a further similar window to left return of single storey range which has a 3 -light diamond mullion window to gable end. Further cross casements and plank door to rear. Stack between centre range and 2 -storey range, further stack to right gable end of centre range. Interior: centre range has red brick inglenook with chamfered bressummer with bar stop. Chamfered spine beam with lamb's tongue stop and exposed joists. Room to right has deep chamfered beam and roll -moulded spine beam and exposed rear joists. Further red brick inglenook with chamfered bressummer, 2-storey range has moulded beam and exposed joists. Closed-string newel stair with onion pendant. First floor shows jowled posts. Grade I listing reflects the importance of this building as part of the Flatford Mill group and its significance in the work of the artist John Constable. Leased by the National Trust to the Field Studies Council.

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